Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 March 2022 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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

Waning Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 18 March 2022 at 07:17.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1941"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1926".

Worm Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2022 after 26 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 25 March 2022 at 05:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 1 April 2022 at 06:24
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 9 April 2022 at 06:47
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2022 at 18:55

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 274 / 1227

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 274 of Meeus index or 1227 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 274 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 275 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠56.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠56.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠89.8°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 10 March 2022 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2022 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 369 267 km

Moon is 369 267 km (229 452 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 764 km (229 761 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after its ascending node on 8 March 2022 at 08:22 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 March 2022 at 08:12 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 12 March 2022 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.674°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.787° in the next southern standstill on 25 March 2022 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 1 April 2022 at 06:24 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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