Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 March 2074 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | March 2074

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 6 March 2074 at 00:43.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1872"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2074 after 2 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 13 March 2074 at 09:01
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 19 March 2074 at 23:58
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 27 March 2074 at 14:19
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 4 April 2074 at 18:40

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 917 / 1870

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 917 of Meeus index or 1870 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 917 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes. It is 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 918 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠110°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144°. 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 3 March 2074 at 10:49 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2074 at 07:27 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 382 963 km

Moon is 382 963 km (237 962 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 025 km (224 952 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 10:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 23 March 2074 at 02:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 10:26 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2074 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.323°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.405° in the next southern standstill on 20 March 2074 at 18:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01 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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