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Moon phase on 7 February 2012 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | February 2012

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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 14 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 7 February 2012 at 21:54 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 ∠1883"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1883" and ∠1945".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2012.

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 149 / 1102

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 149 of Meeus index or 1102 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠70.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠70.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠107.8°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 30 January 2012 at 17:42 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 February 2012 at 18:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 380 684 km

The Moon is 380 684 km (236 546 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 920 km (228 615 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 2 February 2012 at 20:02 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 February 2012 at 20:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 3 February 2012 at 07:11 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.404°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.299° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 February 2012 at 08:36 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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