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Moon phase on 5 February 2042 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | February 2042

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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 ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 5 February 2042 at 01:58 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1946".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2042.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 520 / 1473

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 520 of Meeus index or 1473 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠326°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠326°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠344.2°.

Moon before perigee

12 days after point of perigee on 23 January 2042 at 22:31 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 February 2042 at 21:14 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 401 309 km

The Moon is 401 309 km (249 362 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 668 km (252 070 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 27 January 2042 at 23:09 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 February 2042 at 04:28 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 1 February 2042 at 18:31 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.833°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.949° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 February 2042 at 09:22 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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