Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 March 2051 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | March 2051

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

Waxing Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 19 March 2051 at 09:34.

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 ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1817"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1925".

Worm Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2051 after 4 days on 27 March 2051 at 09:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2051 at 09:00
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2051 at 09:41
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 11 April 2051 at 01:59
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 17 April 2051 at 22:38

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 633 / 1586

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 633 of Meeus index or 1586 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 633 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 7 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 634 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠351.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠351.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠6.6°. 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 apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 13 March 2051 at 05:02 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 March 2051 at 12:23 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 394 397 km

Moon is 394 397 km (245 067 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 342 km (252 489 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 15 March 2051 at 09:57 in ♉ Taurus, 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 29 March 2051 at 13:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 18 March 2051 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.258°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.184° in the next southern standstill on 2 April 2051 at 15:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 27 March 2051 at 09:00 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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