Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 19 February 2057 Monday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1940".
The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2057.
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.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
6 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 February 2057 at 15:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 385 884 km (239 777 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 210 km (230 038 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 15 February 2057 at 14:03 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 February 2057 at 18:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 15 February 2057 at 14:48 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.925°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.014° in the next southern standstill on 28 February 2057 at 20:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.