Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 February 2074 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | February 2074

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

Waxing Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 4 February 2074 at 04:02.

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 ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1819"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2074 after 3 days on 11 February 2074 at 21:05.

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 916 / 1869

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 916 of Meeus index or 1869 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. It is 57 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 24 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠72.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠72.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠110°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 3 February 2074 at 14:44 in ♉ Taurus. 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 15 February 2074 at 14:22 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 394 089 km

The Moon is 394 089 km (244 876 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 554 km (228 387 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 27 January 2074 at 14:36 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2074 at 01:16 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 15:47 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.239°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2074. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.259° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 21 February 2074 at 13:21.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 11 February 2074 at 21:05 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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