Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 March 2017 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | March 2017

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

Waxing Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 5 March 2017 at 11:32.

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 passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2017 after 5 days on 12 March 2017 at 14:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 12 March 2017 at 14:54
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 20 March 2017 at 15:58
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 28 March 2017 at 02:57
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 3 April 2017 at 18:39

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 212 / 1165

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 212 of Meeus index or 1165 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 212 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 59 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 213 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠295°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠295°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.4°. 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 3 March 2017 at 07:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 March 2017 at 17:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 367 973 km

Moon is 367 973 km (228 648 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 651 km (251 438 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 26 February 2017 at 06:28 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 March 2017 at 04:17 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 00:43 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.861°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2017. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.912° in its southern standstill point on 21 March 2017 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 12 March 2017 at 14:54 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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