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Moon phase on 9 March 2071 Monday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | March 2071

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 53% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 March 2071 at 06:53 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2071 after 6 days on 16 March 2071 at 01:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 16 March 2071 at 01:18
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 23 March 2071 at 17:32
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 31 March 2071 at 15:03
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 7 April 2071 at 13:17

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 880 / 1833

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 880 of Meeus index or 1833 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 880 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 32 minutes. It is 3 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 881 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠248.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠284.2°. 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 perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 24 February 2071 at 13:58 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 March 2071 at 10:31 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 364 232 km

Moon is 364 232 km (226 323 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 245 km (228 195 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 4 March 2071 at 00:24 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 March 2071 at 21:22 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 22:59 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.201°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.172° in its southern standstill point on 23 March 2071 at 07:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 16 March 2071 at 01:18 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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