Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 16 February 2027 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 14 February 2027 at 07:58.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2027 after 4 days on 20 February 2027 at 23:23.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 335 of Meeus index or 1288 from Brown series.
Length of current 335 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 33 minutes. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 336 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠210.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠242.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
12 days after point of apogee on 3 February 2027 at 13:31 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2027 at 07:30 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 364 529 km (226 508 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 015 km (224 324 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 6 February 2027 at 21:44 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 February 2027 at 04:40 in ♌ Leo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 07:59 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.710°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2027. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.684° in its southern standstill point on 1 March 2027 at 09:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 20 February 2027 at 23:23 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.