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Moon phase on 28 February 2080 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2080 | February 2080

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 52% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 28 February 2080 at 07:24 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2080 after 6 days on 5 March 2080 at 23:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 5 March 2080 at 23:29
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 13 March 2080 at 11:12
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 21 March 2080 at 12:06
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 28 March 2080 at 14:32

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 991 / 1944

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 991 of Meeus index or 1944 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 991 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 55 minutes. It is 3 hours and 1 minute longer than next lunation 992 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠228.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠228.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠264.5°. 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 perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 16 February 2080 at 11:11 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2080 at 11:22 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 366 301 km

Moon is 366 301 km (227 609 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 171 km (226 285 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 24 February 2080 at 02:16 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 March 2080 at 20:50 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 15 February 2080 at 21:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.419°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.509° in the next northern standstill on 29 February 2080 at 22:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 5 March 2080 at 23:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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