Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 February 2055 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | February 2055

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 62% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 11 February 2055 at 22:48.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1925"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1941".

Snow Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2055 after 23 days on 13 March 2055 at 08:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 681 / 1634

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 12 February 2055 at 17:59 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 February 2055 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 372 267 km

The Moon is 372 267 km (231 316 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 514 km (252 596 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 11 February 2055 at 16:36 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 February 2055 at 23:02 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 8 February 2055 at 23:45 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.711°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.715° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 February 2055 at 16:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 26 February 2055 at 12:39 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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