Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 March 2046 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 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 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" 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

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 571 / 1524

The Moon is 13 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:59, this is 14 days after last apogee on 7 March 2046 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2046 at 12:45 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 357 400 km

This perigee Moon is 357 400 km (222 078 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 108 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 956 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days 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 10 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

16 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 15 March 2046 at 12:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.160°. Next 6 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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