Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 February 2030 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 10 February 2030 at 11:49.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1943".

Snow Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2030 after 5 days on 18 February 2030 at 06:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 372 / 1325

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 372 of Meeus index or 1325 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠67.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠67.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠104.1°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 10 February 2030 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 February 2030 at 10:01 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 402 988 km

The Moon is 402 988 km (250 405 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 405 km (228 916 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after ascending node on 30 January 2030 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 February 2030 at 04:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 17:24 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠23.393°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-23.278° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 25 February 2030 at 22:24.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 18 February 2030 at 06:20 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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