Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 March 2048 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 29 February 2048 at 14:38.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1904"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1936".

Snow Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2048 after 28 days on 30 March 2048 at 02:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 7 March 2048 at 10:45
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 14 March 2048 at 14:28
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 22 March 2048 at 16:03
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 30 March 2048 at 02:04

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 595 / 1548

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 595 of Meeus index or 1548 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 595 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 56 minutes. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 596 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠64.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠64.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠100.4°. 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 21 February 2048 at 18:29 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 5 March 2048 at 02:21 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 376 376 km

Moon is 376 376 km (233 869 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 850 km (229 193 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 24 February 2048 at 12:13 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 March 2048 at 14:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

19 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 23 February 2048 at 04:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.357°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.235° in the next southern standstill on 7 March 2048 at 13:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 14 March 2048 at 14:28 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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