Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 12 February 2071 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 7 February 2071 at 22:30.
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 ∠25° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2071 after 2 days on 14 February 2071 at 13:33.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 879 of Meeus index or 1832 from Brown series.
Length of current 879 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than next lunation 880 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠214.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.1°. 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 17:21, this is 15 days after last apogee on 27 January 2071 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 24 February 2071 at 13:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 361 680 km (224 738 mi) away from Earth. It is 828 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 676 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 4 February 2071 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 February 2071 at 12:08 in ♎ Libra.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 10 February 2071 at 15:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.333°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.262° in the next southern standstill on 23 February 2071 at 23:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 14 February 2071 at 13:33 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.