Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 February 2096 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | February 2096

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

Waxing Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% 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 1 February 2096 at 07:03.

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 ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1909"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1909" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2096 after 2 days on 8 February 2096 at 09:50.

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 1188 / 2141

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 1188 of Meeus index or 2141 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 1188 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 1189 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠291.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠291.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.2°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2096 at 12:42 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 February 2096 at 17:34 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 375 397 km

Moon is 375 397 km (233 261 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 514 km (251 353 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 3 February 2096 at 02:17 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 February 2096 at 03:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 10:13 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.721°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.822° in its southern standstill point on 19 February 2096 at 20:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 8 February 2096 at 09:50 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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