Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 15 February 2057 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 11 February 2057 at 12:25.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2057 after 3 days on 19 February 2057 at 11:56.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 706 of Meeus index or 1659 from Brown series.
Length of current 706 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 14 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 707 length.
Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
2 days after point of apogee on 12 February 2057 at 14:05 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 February 2057 at 15:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 401 750 km (249 636 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 210 km (230 038 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 14:03 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 28 February 2057 at 18:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 14:03 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 14:48 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.925°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.014° in its southern standstill point on 28 February 2057 at 20:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 19 February 2057 at 11:56 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.