Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 12 February 2036 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.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 first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1944".
The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2036.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 446 of Meeus index or 1399 from Brown series.
Length of current 446 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 42 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2036. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 447 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠195.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠223.9°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 10 February 2036 at 20:55 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 February 2036 at 03:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 367 334 km (228 251 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 790 km (252 146 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 03:38 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 26 February 2036 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 03:38 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous North standstill on 8 February 2036 at 23:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.249°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.246° in the next southern standstill on 22 February 2036 at 04:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.