Moon phase today: Lunar calendar

Today's Moon phase, 5 February 2023, Sunday is Full Moon in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | February 2023

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase today: . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 5 February 2023 at 18:29 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1946".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2023.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide today. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 285 / 1238

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 285 of Meeus index or 1238 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2023. It is 4 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

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True anomaly ∠360°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠360°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠15.6°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 4 February 2023 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 February 2023 at 09:06 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 144 km

The Moon is 405 144 km (251 745 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 267 km (222 617 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 28 January 2023 at 16:05 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 February 2023 at 07:31 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 2 February 2023 at 08:18 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.511°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.629° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 February 2023 at 14:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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