Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 3 February 2096 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 1 February 2096 at 07:03.
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 ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2096 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
3 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 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 February 2096 at 17:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 367 805 km (228 543 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 514 km (251 353 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 02:17 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 17 February 2096 at 03:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 02:17 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
11 days after previous South standstill on 23 January 2096 at 11:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.665°. Next day 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 4 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.