Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 March 2017 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | March 2017

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

Waning Gibbous 61% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 12 March 2017 at 14:54.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1927".

Worm Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2017 after 22 days on 11 April 2017 at 06:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 11 April 2017 at 06:08

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 212 / 1165

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 18 March 2017 at 17:25 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 March 2017 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 004 km

Moon is 405 004 km (251 658 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 855 km (226 089 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 11 March 2017 at 04:17 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 March 2017 at 15:41 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 7 March 2017 at 00:43 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.861°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.912° in the next southern standstill on 21 March 2017 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 28 March 2017 at 02:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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