Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 February 2035 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 15 February 2035 at 13:17.
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 is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2035 after 3 days on 22 February 2035 at 08:54.
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 434 of Meeus index or 1387 from Brown series.
Length of current 434 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than next lunation 435 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠255.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠291.6°. 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 05:31, this is 15 days after last apogee on 2 February 2035 at 12:48 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 March 2035 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 368 326 km (228 867 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 818 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 030 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 10 February 2035 at 07:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 February 2035 at 04:20 in ♍ Virgo.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 04:16 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.402°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.382° in its southern standstill point on 4 March 2035 at 01:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 22 February 2035 at 08:54 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.