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Moon phase on 25 February 2024 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | February 2024

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Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 24 February 2024 at 12:30 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1938".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2024.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 March 2024 at 15:24
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 10 March 2024 at 09:00
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 17 March 2024 at 04:11
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 March 2024 at 07:00

Spring tide

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.

Lunation 298 / 1251

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.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 1 minute. It is 41 minutes longer 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 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 26 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠345.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠1.4°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 15:00. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 10 February 2024 at 18:49 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 10 March 2024 at 07:06 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 406 316 km

This apogee Moon is 406 316 km (252 473 mi) away from Earth. It is 908 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 393 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 13 February 2024 at 17:01 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 February 2024 at 22:53 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 19 February 2024 at 08:47 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.376°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.477° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 March 2024 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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