Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 February 2097 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | February 2097

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

Waxing Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 19 February 2097 at 12:07.

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 ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1939".

Snow Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2097 after 3 days on 26 February 2097 at 08:02.

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 1201 / 2154

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1201 of Meeus index or 2154 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 1201 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1202 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠257.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠257.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠293.2°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:22, this is 15 days after last apogee on 6 February 2097 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 March 2097 at 06:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 662 km

This perigee Moon is 368 662 km (229 076 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 154 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 694 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 18 February 2097 at 08:27 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 March 2097 at 10:12 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 00:30 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.174°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.286° in its southern standstill point on 7 March 2097 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 26 February 2097 at 08:02 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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