Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 February 2074 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | February 2074

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

Waning Gibbous 63% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 11 February 2074 at 21:05.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1941".

Snow Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2074 after 23 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01.

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 916 / 1869

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 15 February 2074 at 14:22 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 March 2074 at 10:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 331 km

The Moon is 363 331 km (225 763 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 044 km (251 683 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after ascending node on 11 February 2074 at 01:16 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 February 2074 at 22:23 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 8 February 2074 at 15:47 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.239°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.259° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 February 2074 at 13:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 25 February 2074 at 22:00 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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