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Moon phase on 5 March 2015 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | March 2015

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 5 March 2015 at 18:06 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1934".

It is Worm Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2015.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 13 March 2015 at 17:48
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 20 March 2015 at 09:36
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 27 March 2015 at 07:43
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 4 April 2015 at 12:06

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 187 / 1140

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 187 of Meeus index or 1140 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 187 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 49 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 188 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠354.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:35, this is 14 days after last perigee on 19 February 2015 at 07:29 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 March 2015 at 19:38 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 406 386 km

This apogee Moon is 406 386 km (252 517 mi) away from Earth. It is 978 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 323 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 21 February 2015 at 16:05 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 March 2015 at 21:04 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 27 February 2015 at 07:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.335°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.262° in the next southern standstill on 14 March 2015 at 01:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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