Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 February 2087 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | February 2087

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

Waning Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 17 February 2087 at 13:34.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1940".

Snow Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2087 after 26 days on 19 March 2087 at 06:09.

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 1077 / 2030

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

13 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 2 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 403 423 km

Moon is 403 423 km (250 675 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 929 km (251 611 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 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 4 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

22 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 before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2087 at 05:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.361°. Next 6 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 12 days

After 12 days on 4 March 2087 at 23:45 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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