Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 20 February 2062 Monday 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 16 February 2062 at 22:38.
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 ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2062 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:11, this is 16 days after last apogee on 4 February 2062 at 22:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 March 2062 at 17:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 364 741 km (226 640 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 233 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 615 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 February 2062 at 12:19 in ♎ Libra.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 February 2062 at 04:33 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.626°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.680° in the next southern standstill on 4 March 2062 at 15:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 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.