Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 February 2088 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | February 2088

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

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 31 January 2088 at 03:33.

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 ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2088 after 2 days on 6 February 2088 at 21:33.

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 1089 / 2042

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1089 of Meeus index or 2042 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 1089 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 1090 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠241.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.3°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 3 February 2088 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 February 2088 at 13:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 945 km

Moon is 366 945 km (228 009 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 404 km (251 285 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 31 January 2088 at 03:49 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 13 February 2088 at 04:30 in ♏ Scorpio.

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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

1 day after previous North standstill on 2 February 2088 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.864°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.751° in the next southern standstill on 16 February 2088 at 15:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 6 February 2088 at 21:33 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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