Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 March 2030 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Leo.

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

Waxing Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 12 March 2030 at 08:48.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1855"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1928".

Worm Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2030 after 3 days on 19 March 2030 at 17:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 19 March 2030 at 17:56
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 26 March 2030 at 09:51
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 2 April 2030 at 22:02
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 11 April 2030 at 02:57

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 373 / 1326

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 373 of Meeus index or 1326 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 373 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 374 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠104.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠104.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠139°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 10 March 2030 at 02:23 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2030 at 22:00 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 386 342 km

Moon is 386 342 km (240 062 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 974 km (225 542 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 12 March 2030 at 06:43 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 March 2030 at 05:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 12 March 2030 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.130°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.011° in the next southern standstill on 25 March 2030 at 03:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 19 March 2030 at 17:56 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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