Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 March 2069 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | March 2069

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 7 March 2069 at 22:35.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2069 after 28 days on 6 April 2069 at 16:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 March 2069 at 03:31
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 23 March 2069 at 01:13
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 29 March 2069 at 17:34
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 6 April 2069 at 16:13

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 855 / 1808

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 855 of Meeus index or 1808 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 855 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 856 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.7°. 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 apogee

14 days after point of perigee on 23 February 2069 at 06:27 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 March 2069 at 22:33 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 942 km

Moon is 404 942 km (251 619 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 880 km (252 202 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 26 February 2069 at 13:32 in ♉ Taurus, 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 12 March 2069 at 17:45 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 1 March 2069 at 00:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.222°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.085° in the next southern standstill on 15 March 2069 at 15:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 23 March 2069 at 01:13 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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