Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 22 February 2097 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 19 February 2097 at 12:07.
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 ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2097 after 3 days on 26 February 2097 at 08:02.
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 1201 of Meeus index or 2154 from Brown series.
Length of current 1201 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1202 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠257.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠293.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:22, this is 15 days after last apogee on 6 February 2097 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 March 2097 at 06:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 368 662 km (229 076 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 154 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 694 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 18 February 2097 at 08:27 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 March 2097 at 10:12 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 00:30 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.174°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.286° in its southern standstill point on 7 March 2097 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 26 February 2097 at 08:02 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.