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Moon phase on 5 February 2055 Friday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | February 2055

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 55% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 February 2055 at 22:59 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1831"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2055 after 6 days on 11 February 2055 at 22:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 681 / 1634

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 681 of Meeus index or 1634 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2055. It is 38 minutes longer 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠143.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠143.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠170.8°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 31 January 2055 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 February 2055 at 17:59 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 391 436 km

The Moon is 391 436 km (243 227 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 885 km (222 379 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 28 January 2055 at 16:32 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2055 at 16:36 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 25 January 2055 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.724°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.711° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 February 2055 at 23:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 11 February 2055 at 22:48 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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