Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 12 February 2022 Saturday 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 3 days on 8 February 2022 at 13:50.
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 ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2022 after 4 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57.
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 273 of Meeus index or 1226 from Brown series.
Length of current 273 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 274 length.
Length of current synodic month is 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠32°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠56.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 11 February 2022 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 February 2022 at 22:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 404 881 km (251 581 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 787 km (228 532 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 9 February 2022 at 06:12 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 February 2022 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 16:45 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.444°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.559° in its southern standstill point on 26 February 2022 at 06:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.