Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 March 2014 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2014 | March 2014

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger.

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Moon phase and lunation

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.

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 8 March 2014 at 13:27.

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March after 1 day on 16 March 2014 at 17:09.

Moon in Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter ∠1791"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.43% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1929".

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 175 / 1128

Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 175 of Meeus index or 1128 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 175 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 45 minutes. It is 45 minutes shorter than next lunation 176.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠25.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠25.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠46.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 11 March 2014 at 19:46, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 12 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 27 March 2014 at 18:30.

Distance to Moon 400 233 km

Moon is 400 233 km (248 693 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 3 days, distance is 405 367 km (251 883 mi). Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 365 706 km (227 239 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 4 March 2014 at 17:45, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 March 2014 at 06:30.

Draconic month

23 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2014 at 22:54, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.084°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 7 days to face South declination of ∠-18.997° in the next southern standstill on 23 March 2014 at 07:28.

Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 16 March 2014 at 17:09.

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