Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 6 February 2020 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 2 February 2020 at 01:42.
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 ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1886" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2020 after 2 days on 9 February 2020 at 07:33.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 248 of Meeus index or 1201 from Brown series.
Length of current 248 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 249 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠120.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
7 days after point of apogee on 29 January 2020 at 21:28 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 February 2020 at 20:31 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 379 987 km (236 113 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 464 km (223 982 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 08:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 19 February 2020 at 00:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 08:59 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 16:10 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.268°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.319° in its southern standstill point on 19 February 2020 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 9 February 2020 at 07:33 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.