Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 March 2051 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | March 2051

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

Waning Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 25 February 2051 at 14:53.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1936".

Snow Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2051 after 24 days on 27 March 2051 at 09:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 March 2051 at 19:47
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 12 March 2051 at 16:52
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 19 March 2051 at 09:34
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2051 at 09:00

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 632 / 1585

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 632 of Meeus index or 1585 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 632 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 633 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠334.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠334.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠351.3°. 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 apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 28 February 2051 at 09:20 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2051 at 05:02 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 402 670 km

Moon is 402 670 km (250 208 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 407 km (222 082 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 09:34 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 15 March 2051 at 09:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 09:34 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2051 at 14:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.472°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.338° in the next southern standstill on 6 March 2051 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 12 March 2051 at 16:52 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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