Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 February 2008 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | February 2008

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

Waxing Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 14 February 2008 at 03:34.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1942".

Snow Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2008 after 4 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31.

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 100 / 1053

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 100 of Meeus index or 1053 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠280°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠280°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠310.8°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 14 February 2008 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 February 2008 at 01:27 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 366 589 km

The Moon is 366 589 km (227 788 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 442 km (251 309 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 7 February 2008 at 21:39 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 February 2008 at 20:01 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 06:10 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.043°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2008. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.030° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 1 March 2008 at 08:03.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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