Full Moon
Full MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Full Moon in Virgo

Full Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 100%. Lunar cycle is 15 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 22 February 2035 at 08:54 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Snow of February 2035.

Spring tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1885"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1939".

Lunation 434 / 1387

The Moon is 15 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 434 of Meeus index or 1387 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 47 minutes and it is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠255.7°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠255.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠291.6°.

Moon after perigee

4 days since point of perigee on 18 February 2035 at 05:31 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 March 2035 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 380 194 km

The Moon is 380 194 km (236 242 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 374 km (251 266 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 10 February 2035 at 07:03 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following day until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 23 February 2035 at 04:20 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the last northern standstill on 18 February 2035 at 04:16 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.402° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.382° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 March 2035 at 01:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

26 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♍ Virgo the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov