Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 26 February 2010 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 22 February 2010 at 00:42.
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 is passing about ∠7° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2010 after 2 days on 28 February 2010 at 16:38.
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.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 125 of Meeus index or 1078 from Brown series.
Length of current 125 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 10 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 126 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠188.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠215.2°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 13 February 2010 at 02:06 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 February 2010 at 21:40 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 363 547 km (225 898 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 832 km (222 346 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 25 February 2010 at 09:11 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 March 2010 at 08:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 23 February 2010 at 06:00 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.657°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.566° in the next southern standstill on 7 March 2010 at 21:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 28 February 2010 at 16:38 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.