Your Current Moon Phase for February 16th is Waxing Gibbous

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February 16
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 63%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbous” meaning humpbacked.

Phase Details for – Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 63%
Moon Age: 8.62 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 370,888.83 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,799,364.74 km