Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 February 2086 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | February 2086

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

Waning Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 29 January 2086 at 17:49.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1947".

Wolf Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2086 after 26 days on 28 February 2086 at 12:21.

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 1064 / 2017

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1064 of Meeus index or 2017 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 1064 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 3 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than next lunation 1065 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠329.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 04:51, this is 15 days after last perigee on 17 January 2086 at 08:10 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 February 2086 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 946 km

This apogee Moon is 405 946 km (252 243 mi) away from Earth. It is 538 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 763 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 25 January 2086 at 20:34 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 February 2086 at 10:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 25 January 2086 at 13:48 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.242°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.132° in the next southern standstill on 9 February 2086 at 06:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 13 February 2086 at 22:27 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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