Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 10 February 2020 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 9 February 2020 at 07:33.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2020 after 28 days on 9 March 2020 at 17:48.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:31, this is 11 days after last apogee on 29 January 2020 at 21:28 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 February 2020 at 11:35 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 360 464 km (223 982 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 044 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 892 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 6 February 2020 at 08:59 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 February 2020 at 00:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 6 February 2020 at 16:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.268°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.319° in the next southern standstill on 19 February 2020 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 23 February 2020 at 15:32 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.