Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 2 February 2096 Thursday is First Quarter, 9 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 1 February 2096 at 07:03 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2096 after 5 days on 8 February 2096 at 09:50.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1188 of Meeus index or 2141 from Brown series.
Length of current 1188 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 1189 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠291.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.2°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2096 at 12:42 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 February 2096 at 17:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 365 237 km (226 948 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 514 km (251 353 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 21 January 2096 at 00:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 February 2096 at 02:17 in ♊ Gemini.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 23 January 2096 at 11:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.665°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.721° in the next northern standstill on 5 February 2096 at 10:13 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 8 February 2096 at 09:50 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.