Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 February 2022 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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

Waxing Gibbous 68% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 8 February 2022 at 13:50.

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 ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1944".

Snow Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2022 after 6 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57.

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 273 / 1226

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 273 of Meeus index or 1226 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠32°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠32°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠56.3°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2022 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 February 2022 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 128 km

The Moon is 405 128 km (251 735 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 897 km (251 591 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 9 February 2022 at 06:12 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 February 2022 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 29 January 2022 at 23:26 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.369°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.444° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 February 2022 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57 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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