Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 February 2079 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | February 2079

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 15 February 2079 at 23:45.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1940".

Snow Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2079 after 24 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 978 / 1931

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 978 of Meeus index or 1931 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 978 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 13 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 979 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠261.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠261.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 11 February 2079 at 08:13 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 February 2079 at 18:10 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 403 083 km

Moon is 403 083 km (250 464 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 236 km (251 181 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 02:05 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 7 March 2079 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2079 at 07:40 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.715°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.818° in the next southern standstill on 26 February 2079 at 08:11 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 3 March 2079 at 13:49 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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