Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 March 2057 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | March 2057

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

Waning Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 21 March 2057 at 00:45.

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 ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1924".

Worm Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2057 after 25 days on 19 April 2057 at 10:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 27 March 2057 at 18:39
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 4 April 2057 at 01:31
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 12 April 2057 at 04:59
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 19 April 2057 at 10:49

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 707 / 1660

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 707 of Meeus index or 1660 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 707 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 708 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠80°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠80°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠117°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:23, this is 11 days after last apogee on 12 March 2057 at 10:58 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 April 2057 at 05:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 366 570 km

This perigee Moon is 366 570 km (227 776 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 062 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 786 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 14 March 2057 at 17:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 March 2057 at 19:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 14 March 2057 at 22:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.130°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.258° in the next southern standstill on 28 March 2057 at 01:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 4 April 2057 at 01:31 in ♈ Aries, 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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