Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 March 2043 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | March 2043

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

Waning Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 23 February 2043 at 21:58.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1936".

Snow Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2043 after 24 days on 25 March 2043 at 14:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 4 March 2043 at 01:07
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 11 March 2043 at 09:09
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 18 March 2043 at 01:03
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 25 March 2043 at 14:26

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 533 / 1486

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 533 of Meeus index or 1486 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 533 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 534 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠303°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠303°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠327.1°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:38, this is 15 days after last perigee on 13 February 2043 at 17:40 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2043 at 09:10 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 776 km

This apogee Moon is 404 776 km (251 516 mi) away from Earth. It is 632 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 933 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 26 February 2043 at 15:03 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 March 2043 at 14:36 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2043 at 03:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.529°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.608° in the next southern standstill on 5 March 2043 at 13:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 11 March 2043 at 09:09 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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