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Moon phase on 10 February 2028 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Leo.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 ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1944".
The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2028.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 347 of Meeus index or 1300 from Brown series.
Length of current 347 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2028. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than next lunation 348 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:53, this is 13 days after last apogee on 28 January 2028 at 15:31 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 24 February 2028 at 16:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 356 678 km (221 629 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2028. It is 5 830 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 253 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 9 February 2028 at 08:56 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2028 at 13:11 in ♑ Capricorn.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 6 February 2028 at 12:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.601°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.565° in the next southern standstill on 19 February 2028 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.