Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 March 2066 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | March 2066

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

Waning Gibbous 75% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1928".

Worm Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2066 after 24 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 March 2066 at 19:25
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 25 March 2066 at 22:13
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2066 at 23:09
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2066 at 10:03

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 818 / 1771

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 818 of Meeus index or 1771 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 818 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 819 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠61.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠61.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.6°. 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 19:50, this is 12 days after last apogee on 4 March 2066 at 06:48 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 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 369 243 km

This perigee Moon is 369 243 km (229 437 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 735 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 113 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 6 March 2066 at 20:17 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 March 2066 at 23:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 4 March 2066 at 15:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.268°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.141° in the next southern standstill on 18 March 2066 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 25 March 2066 at 22:13 in ♓ Pisces, 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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