Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 February 2054 Monday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 February 2054 at 15:36 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2054 after 5 days on 22 February 2054 at 06:46.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 669 of Meeus index or 1622 from Brown series.
Length of current 669 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 670 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠193.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠220.6°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 6 February 2054 at 06:08 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2054 at 07:51 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 372 039 km (231 174 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 350 km (222 668 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 9 February 2054 at 07:02 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2054 at 12:29 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 4 February 2054 at 02:34 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.688°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.654° in the next northern standstill on 18 February 2054 at 10:09 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 22 February 2054 at 06:46 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.