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Moon phase on 29 March 2040 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | March 2040

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

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 28 March 2040 at 15:11 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1886"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1886" and ∠1921".

It is Worm Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2040.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2040 at 14:06
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 11 April 2040 at 14:00
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 19 April 2040 at 13:37
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2040 at 02:38

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 497 / 1450

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 497 of Meeus index or 1450 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 497 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 498 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠53.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠86°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 21 March 2040 at 11:22 in ♋ Cancer. 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 3 April 2040 at 20:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 380 048 km

Moon is 380 048 km (236 151 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 913 km (229 853 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 18 March 2040 at 16:29 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 April 2040 at 17:18 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 21 March 2040 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.893°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.010° in the next southern standstill on 4 April 2040 at 04:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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