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Moon phase on 18 March 2043 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | March 2043

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

First Quarter 55% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 18 March 2043 at 01:03 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1934"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1927".

Worm Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2043 after 7 days on 25 March 2043 at 14:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 25 March 2043 at 14:26
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 2 April 2043 at 18:56
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 9 April 2043 at 19:06
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 16 April 2043 at 10:09

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 534 / 1487

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 534 of Meeus index or 1487 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 534 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 535 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠327.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠327.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.1°. 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 perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 13 March 2043 at 09:10 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 March 2043 at 05:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 370 620 km

Moon is 370 620 km (230 293 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 650 km (252 059 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 12 March 2043 at 14:36 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 March 2043 at 21:58 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 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 in northern standstill

At 08:45 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.648°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.660° in its southern standstill point on 1 April 2043 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 25 March 2043 at 14:26 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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