Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 4 February 2015 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 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 ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1946".
The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2015.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 186 of Meeus index or 1139 from Brown series.
Length of current 186 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 187 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠338.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠354.5°. 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 perigee on 21 January 2015 at 20:06 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 February 2015 at 06:25 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 404 526 km (251 361 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 155 km (252 373 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 25 January 2015 at 10:23 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 February 2015 at 17:10 in ♎ Libra.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 31 January 2015 at 00:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.513°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.402° in the next southern standstill on 14 February 2015 at 17:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.