Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 12 February 2068 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 10 February 2068 at 05:20.
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 ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2068 after 5 days on 18 February 2068 at 04:38.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 842 of Meeus index or 1795 from Brown series.
Length of current 842 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 53 minutes. It is 39 minutes longer than next lunation 843 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of perigee on 4 February 2068 at 05:46 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 February 2068 at 20:46 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 389 072 km (241 758 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 494 km (252 584 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 11 February 2068 at 13:12 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 February 2068 at 04:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
At 08:19 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.052°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.894° in its southern standstill point on 27 February 2068 at 02:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 18 February 2068 at 04:38 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.