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Moon phase on 1 March 2056 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | March 2056

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 2 March 2056 at 00:40 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1936".

It is Worm Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2056.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 2 March 2056 at 00:40
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 March 2056 at 15:31
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 16 March 2056 at 06:52
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 24 March 2056 at 11:17

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 694 / 1647

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 694 of Meeus index or 1647 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 694 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 53 minutes. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 695 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠113.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠113.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠147°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 20 February 2056 at 22:27 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2056 at 19:44 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 371 300 km

Moon is 371 300 km (230 715 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 481 km (224 614 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 28 February 2056 at 01:59 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 March 2056 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 26 February 2056 at 15:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.253°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.325° in the next southern standstill on 10 March 2056 at 07:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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