Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 8 February 2088 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 6 February 2088 at 21:33.
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 is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2088 after 27 days on 7 March 2088 at 10:36.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 3 February 2088 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 February 2088 at 13:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 383 719 km (238 432 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 404 km (251 285 mi).
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 February 2088 at 04:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 2 February 2088 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.864°. Next 8 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 13 days on 22 February 2088 at 11:09 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.