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Moon phase on 21 February 2008 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | February 2008

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 on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 21 February 2008 at 03:31 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1940".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2008.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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

Lunation 100 / 1053

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before perigee

7 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 6 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 387 582 km

The Moon is 387 582 km (240 832 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 442 km (251 309 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 20 February 2008 at 20:01 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 March 2008 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 16 February 2008 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.043°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.030° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 March 2008 at 08:03 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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