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Moon phase on 17 March 2035 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2035 | March 2035

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 57% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 16 March 2035 at 20:15 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1928".

Worm Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2035 after 6 days on 23 March 2035 at 22:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 23 March 2035 at 22:42
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 31 March 2035 at 23:06
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 8 April 2035 at 10:58
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 15 April 2035 at 02:55

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 435 / 1388

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 435 of Meeus index or 1388 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 435 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 436 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠291.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠291.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠318.8°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 15 March 2035 at 01:35 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 March 2035 at 05:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 344 km

Moon is 364 344 km (226 393 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 557 km (251 380 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 9 March 2035 at 15:01 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 March 2035 at 12:53 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 10:06 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.394°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2035. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.441° in its southern standstill point on 31 March 2035 at 09:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 23 March 2035 at 22:42 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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