Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 February 2017 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | February 2017

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

Waxing Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 4 February 2017 at 04:19.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2017 after 4 days on 11 February 2017 at 00:33.

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 211 / 1164

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 211 of Meeus index or 1164 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 7 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠259.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠259.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠295°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 13:59. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 22 January 2017 at 00:14 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 18 February 2017 at 21:14 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 368 817 km

This perigee Moon is 368 817 km (229 172 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 309 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 539 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 29 January 2017 at 22:21 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2017 at 19:49 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 25 January 2017 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.900°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠18.865° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 February 2017 at 18:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 11 February 2017 at 00:33 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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