Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 March 2022 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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

Waning Gibbous 58% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% 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 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1924".

Worm Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2022 after 23 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 21 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 23 March 2022 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 April 2022 at 19:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 344 km

Moon is 363 344 km (225 771 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 438 km (251 306 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 22 March 2022 at 08:12 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 April 2022 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 12 March 2022 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.674°. Next day 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 7 days

After 7 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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