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Moon phase on 8 March 2063 Thursday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2063 | March 2063

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 55% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 8 March 2063 at 01:06 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1936"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2063 after 6 days on 14 March 2063 at 16:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 14 March 2063 at 16:14
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 21 March 2063 at 20:16
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 30 March 2063 at 00:50
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 6 April 2063 at 09:18

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 781 / 1734

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 781 of Meeus index or 1734 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 781 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 12 minutes. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 782 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠204.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠204.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠234.9°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 25 February 2063 at 16:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2063 at 05:45 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 370 286 km

Moon is 370 286 km (230 085 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 132 km (223 776 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 28 February 2063 at 14:15 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 March 2063 at 22:26 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 17:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.509°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2063. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.488° in its southern standstill point on 21 March 2063 at 12:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 14 March 2063 at 16:14 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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