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Moon phase on 17 March 2014 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | March 2014

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 16 March 2014 at 17:09 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in ♑ Capricorn on
  • New Moon in ♈ Aries on
  • First Quarter in ♋ Cancer on
  • Full Moon in ♎ Libra on

It is Worm Moon

The Full Moon on this date is the Worm Moon of March.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.51% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1928".

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 175 / 1128

Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

5 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 10 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 27 March 2014 at 18:30.

Distance to Moon 392 821 km

Moon is 392 821 km (244 088 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 5 days, distance is 405 367 km (251 883 mi). Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 365 706 km (227 239 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 4 March 2014 at 17:45, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 March 2014 at 06:30.

Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 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 5 days to face South declination of ∠-18.997° in the next southern standstill on 23 March 2014 at 07:28.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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