Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 February 2087 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | February 2087

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 10 February 2087 at 06:38.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1942".

Snow Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2087 after 1 day on 17 February 2087 at 13:34.

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 1077 / 2030

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1077 of Meeus index or 2030 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 1077 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 1078 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠308.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠308.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.8°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 6 February 2087 at 21:41 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 February 2087 at 20:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 389 542 km

Moon is 389 542 km (242 050 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 929 km (251 611 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 10 February 2087 at 21:48 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 February 2087 at 00:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2087 at 05:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.361°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.215° in the next southern standstill on 26 February 2087 at 16:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 17 February 2087 at 13:34 in ♌ Leo, 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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