Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 March 2066 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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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 65% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1928".

Worm Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2066 after 23 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 20 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 16 March 2066 at 19:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 488 km

Moon is 363 488 km (225 861 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 532 km (251 365 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

24 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

12 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 8 days

After 8 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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