Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 February 2086 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | February 2086

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

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 20 February 2086 at 13:48.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1938".

Snow Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2086 after 4 days on 28 February 2086 at 12:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 1065 / 2018

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1065 of Meeus index or 2018 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 1065 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 37 minutes. It is 48 minutes longer than next lunation 1066 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 14 February 2086 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 March 2086 at 10:54 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 395 341 km

Moon is 395 341 km (245 654 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 459 km (252 562 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 21 February 2086 at 21:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 March 2086 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 21 February 2086 at 19:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.034°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.874° in the next southern standstill on 8 March 2086 at 14:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 28 February 2086 at 12:21 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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