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Moon phase on 6 March 2042 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | March 2042

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 6 March 2042 at 20:10 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1934".

It is Worm Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2042.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 March 2042 at 23:21
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 21 March 2042 at 17:23
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 28 March 2042 at 12:00
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 5 April 2042 at 14:16

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 521 / 1474

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 521 of Meeus index or 1474 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 521 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 48 minutes longer than next lunation 522 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠344.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠344.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠359.8°. 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 before apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 21 February 2042 at 05:54 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 March 2042 at 05:04 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 430 km

Moon is 404 430 km (251 301 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 261 km (252 439 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 24 February 2042 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries, 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 10 March 2042 at 07:08 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 28 February 2042 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.031°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.137° in the next southern standstill on 15 March 2042 at 17:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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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