Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 9 February 2009 Monday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1944".
The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2009.
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.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 112 of Meeus index or 1065 from Brown series.
Length of current 112 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 40 minutes. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 113 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠213.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠246.2°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 7 February 2009 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 February 2009 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 368 914 km (229 233 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 132 km (251 737 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 8 February 2009 at 19:46 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2009 at 20:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 5 February 2009 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.083°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.057° in the next southern standstill on 18 February 2009 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.