Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 February 2066 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | February 2066

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 2 February 2066 at 05:44.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2066 after 5 days on 10 February 2066 at 08:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 817 / 1770

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 817 of Meeus index or 1770 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠35.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠35.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠61.6°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 09:58. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 23 January 2066 at 15:57 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 20 February 2066 at 01:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 789 km

This apogee Moon is 404 789 km (251 524 mi) away from Earth. It is 619 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 920 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 24 January 2066 at 14:22 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 February 2066 at 15:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 22 January 2066 at 16:31 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.483°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠25.448° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 February 2066 at 06:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 10 February 2066 at 08:29 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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