Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 3 February 2088 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 31 January 2088 at 03:33.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2088 after 3 days on 6 February 2088 at 21:33.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1089 of Meeus index or 2042 from Brown series.
Length of current 1089 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 1090 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.3°. 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 18:12, this is 16 days after last apogee on 18 January 2088 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 15 February 2088 at 13:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 366 292 km (227 603 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 784 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 064 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 31 January 2088 at 03:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 February 2088 at 04:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 2 February 2088 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.864°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.751° in the next southern standstill on 16 February 2088 at 15:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 6 February 2088 at 21:33 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.