Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 March 2046 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | March 2046

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 15 March 2046 at 17:13.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1926".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2046 after 1 day on 22 March 2046 at 09:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 22 March 2046 at 09:27
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 29 March 2046 at 06:57
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 6 April 2046 at 11:52
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 14 April 2046 at 03:21

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 571 / 1524

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 571 of Meeus index or 1524 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 571 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 572 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠184.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠184.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.1°. 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 before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 7 March 2046 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2046 at 18:59 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 605 km

Moon is 363 605 km (225 934 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 400 km (222 078 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 19 March 2046 at 03:00 in ♌ Leo, 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 1 April 2046 at 00:32 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 15 March 2046 at 12:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.160°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.076° in the next southern standstill on 28 March 2046 at 00:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 22 March 2046 at 09:27 in ♎ Libra, 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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