Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 12 February 2063 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 6 February 2063 at 13:37.
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 ∠13° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2063 after 1 day on 13 February 2063 at 05:48.
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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 780 of Meeus index or 1733 from Brown series.
Length of current 780 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 15 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2063. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 781 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.9°. 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 19:32, this is 14 days after last apogee on 29 January 2063 at 13:00 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 February 2063 at 16:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 356 965 km (221 808 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 543 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 391 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 1 February 2063 at 08:33 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 February 2063 at 11:10 in ♍ Virgo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 9 February 2063 at 10:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.472°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.506° in the next southern standstill on 22 February 2063 at 05:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 13 February 2063 at 05:48 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.