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Moon phase on 3 March 2043 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | March 2043

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

Last Quarter 55% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 4 March 2043 at 01:07 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2043 after 22 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 1 March 2043 at 13:38 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2043 at 09:10 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 403 064 km

Moon is 403 064 km (250 452 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 515 km (225 256 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 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 9 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

18 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

12 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2043 at 03:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.529°. Next 2 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 7 days

After 7 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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