Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 15 February 2076 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 11 February 2076 at 18:35.
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 ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2076 after 4 days on 19 February 2076 at 23:49.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 941 of Meeus index or 1894 from Brown series.
Length of current 941 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 23 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2076. It is longer than next lunation 942 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠26.4°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 4 February 2076 at 07:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 February 2076 at 01:30 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 403 727 km (250 864 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 053 km (252 310 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 04:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 February 2076 at 09:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 04:47 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 19:53 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.589°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.705° in its southern standstill point on 29 February 2076 at 23:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 19 February 2076 at 23:49 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.