Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 March 2047 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | March 2047

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

Waxing Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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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 4 March 2047 at 22:52.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1907"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2047 after 2 days on 12 March 2047 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 12 March 2047 at 01:37
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 March 2047 at 16:11
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 26 March 2047 at 11:44
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 3 April 2047 at 15:11

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 583 / 1536

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 583 of Meeus index or 1536 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 583 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 18 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2047. It is 22 minutes longer than next lunation 584 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠133°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 1 March 2047 at 00:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2047 at 05:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 375 831 km

Moon is 375 831 km (233 531 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 039 km (223 096 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 8 March 2047 at 01:12 in ♋ Cancer, 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 20 March 2047 at 13:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, 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 5 March 2047 at 11:00 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.881°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.782° in the next southern standstill on 18 March 2047 at 02:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 12 March 2047 at 01:37 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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