Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 March 2055 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | March 2055

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% 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 6 March 2055 at 14:48.

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 ∠24° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2055 after 1 day on 13 March 2055 at 08:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 13 March 2055 at 08:57
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 20 March 2055 at 03:18
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 28 March 2055 at 07:01
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 5 April 2055 at 02:43

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 682 / 1635

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 682 of Meeus index or 1635 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

Length of current 682 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 683 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠170.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.9°. 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

11 days after point of apogee on 27 February 2055 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2055 at 06:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 364 982 km

Moon is 364 982 km (226 789 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 697 km (221 641 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 03:26 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 24 March 2055 at 03:28 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 03:26 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2055 at 09:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.771°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.832° in the next southern standstill on 20 March 2055 at 22:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 13 March 2055 at 08:57 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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