Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 March 2009 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | March 2009

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 4 March 2009 at 07:46.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2009 after 3 days on 11 March 2009 at 02:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 11 March 2009 at 02:38
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 March 2009 at 17:47
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 26 March 2009 at 16:06
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2009 at 14:34

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 113 / 1066

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 113 of Meeus index or 1066 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 113 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 31 minutes. It is 3 hours and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 114 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠246.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠246.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282.4°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:06, this is 15 days after last apogee on 19 February 2009 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 March 2009 at 13:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 367 020 km

This perigee Moon is 367 020 km (228 056 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 512 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 336 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 22 February 2009 at 20:31 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 March 2009 at 04:05 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 4 March 2009 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.987°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.896° in the next southern standstill on 18 March 2009 at 05:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 11 March 2009 at 02:38 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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