Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 March 2063 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2063 | March 2063

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 8 March 2063 at 01:06.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2063 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:45, this is 15 days after last apogee on 25 February 2063 at 16:30 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 March 2063 at 07:06 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 360 132 km

This perigee Moon is 360 132 km (223 776 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 376 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 224 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 22:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 27 March 2063 at 21:01 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2063 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.509°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.488° in the next southern standstill on 21 March 2063 at 12:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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