Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 February 2066 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2066 after 2 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 12 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 4 February 2066 at 09:58 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 20 February 2066 at 01:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 401 675 km

The Moon is 401 675 km (249 589 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 665 km (229 078 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 15:03 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 20 February 2066 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 5 February 2066 at 06:59 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.448°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.369° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 February 2066 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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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