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Moon phase on 28 February 2040 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | February 2040

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 28 February 2040 at 00:59 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

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.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1830"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1937".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2040.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 6 March 2040 at 07:19
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 13 March 2040 at 01:46
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 20 March 2040 at 17:59
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 28 March 2040 at 15:11

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.

Lunation 496 / 1449

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 496 of Meeus index or 1449 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 52 minutes 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠30.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠30.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠53.5°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 22 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 March 2040 at 12:23 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 391 711 km

The Moon is 391 711 km (243 398 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 227 km (228 184 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 20 February 2040 at 14:18 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 March 2040 at 16:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 23 February 2040 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.645°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.776° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 March 2040 at 22:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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