Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 9 February 2034 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2034 after 23 days on 5 March 2034 at 02:10.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 421 of Meeus index or 1374 from Brown series.
Length of current 421 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 422 length.
Length of current synodic month is 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠289°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠317.3°. 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 apogee on this date at 21:37, this is 15 days after last perigee on 25 January 2034 at 21:19 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2034 at 15:30 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 475 km (251 329 mi) away from Earth. It is 933 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 234 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 7 February 2034 at 08:04 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 February 2034 at 05:47 in ♈ Aries.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 31 January 2034 at 00:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.344°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.256° in the next southern standstill on 14 February 2034 at 10:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 18 February 2034 at 23:10 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.