Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 March 2054 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | March 2054

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

Waxing Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 17 March 2054 at 01:21.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1927".

Worm Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2054 after 5 days on 23 March 2054 at 17:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 23 March 2054 at 17:21
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 31 March 2054 at 01:50
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 8 April 2054 at 04:32
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 15 April 2054 at 08:23

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 670 / 1623

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 670 of Meeus index or 1623 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 670 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 47 minutes. It is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 671 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠220.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠220.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.3°. 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 before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 5 March 2054 at 16:18 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 21 March 2054 at 14:11 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 364 680 km

Moon is 364 680 km (226 602 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 830 km (225 452 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 8 March 2054 at 13:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 March 2054 at 22:53 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 17 March 2054 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.685°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.738° in the next southern standstill on 30 March 2054 at 17:00 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 23 March 2054 at 17:21 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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