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Moon phase on 10 March 2041 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | March 2041

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

First Quarter 58% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 March 2041 at 15:51 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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2041 after 7 days on 17 March 2041 at 20:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 17 March 2041 at 20:19
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 25 March 2041 at 10:32
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 1 April 2041 at 01:29
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 8 April 2041 at 09:38

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 509 / 1462

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 509 of Meeus index or 1462 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 509 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 50 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2041. It is 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 510 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠14°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠14°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠32.1°. 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 apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 1 March 2041 at 19:56 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 March 2041 at 07:06 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 397 401 km

Moon is 397 401 km (246 934 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 968 km (252 257 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 7 March 2041 at 03:29 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 March 2041 at 17:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

3 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 northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 26 February 2041 at 07:28 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.040°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.133° in the next northern standstill on 11 March 2041 at 02:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 17 March 2041 at 20:19 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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