Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 February 2066 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | February 2066

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

Waning Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 10 February 2066 at 08:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1881"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1943".

Snow Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2066 after 27 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 817 / 1770

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before apogee

8 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 7 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 381 142 km

The Moon is 381 142 km (236 831 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 665 km (229 078 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 7 February 2066 at 15:03 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 February 2066 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

18 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 before southern standstill

7 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 6 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 11 days

In 11 days on 24 February 2066 at 08:50 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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