Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 March 2069 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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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 82% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and getting smaller. The 18 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 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2069 after 25 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

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 855 / 1808

The Moon is 18 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 10 March 2069 at 22:33 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2069 at 15:45 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 403 779 km

Moon is 403 779 km (250 897 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 672 km (222 247 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 17:45 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 March 2069 at 18:54 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 17:45 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 1 March 2069 at 00:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.222°. Next 3 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 10 days

After 10 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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