Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 25 February 2024 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1938".
The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2024.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 298 of Meeus index or 1251 from Brown series.
Length of current 298 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 1 minute. It is 41 minutes longer than next lunation 299 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 26 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠1.4°. 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 apogee on this date at 15:00, this is 14 days after last perigee on 10 February 2024 at 18:49 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2024 at 07:06 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 406 316 km (252 473 mi) away from Earth. It is 908 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 393 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 13 February 2024 at 17:01 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 February 2024 at 22:53 in ♎ Libra.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2024 at 08:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.376°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.477° in the next southern standstill on 5 March 2024 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.