Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 February 2015 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | February 2015

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

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 27 January 2015 at 04:48.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2015 after 2 days on 3 February 2015 at 23:09.

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 186 / 1139

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 186 of Meeus index or 1139 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. It is 45 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠338.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠338.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠354.5°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 21 January 2015 at 20:06 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 February 2015 at 06:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 396 722 km

The Moon is 396 722 km (246 512 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 155 km (252 373 mi).

Moon after descending node

7 days after descending node on 25 January 2015 at 10:23 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 February 2015 at 17:10 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 31 January 2015 at 00:59 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.513°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.402° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 February 2015 at 17:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 3 February 2015 at 23:09 in ♌ Leo 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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