Quarter ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 February 2062 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 16 February 2062 at 22:38 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2062 after 7 days on 23 February 2062 at 15:08.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 768 of Meeus index or 1721 from Brown series.
Length of current 768 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than next lunation 769 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠232.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠268.5°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 4 February 2062 at 22:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 20 February 2062 at 23:11 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 367 545 km (228 382 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 741 km (226 640 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 12 February 2062 at 17:33 in ♓ Pisces, 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 25 February 2062 at 12:19 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 5 February 2062 at 08:12 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.542°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.626° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2062 at 04:33 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 23 February 2062 at 15:08 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.