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Moon phase on 12 March 2076 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | March 2076

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

First Quarter 50% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 12 March 2076 at 12:41 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 ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2076 after 8 days on 20 March 2076 at 16:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 20 March 2076 at 16:37
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 28 March 2076 at 00:26
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 3 April 2076 at 17:47
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 11 April 2076 at 07:59

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 942 / 1895

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 942 of Meeus index or 1895 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 942 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 23 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 943 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠26.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.3°. 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 apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 3 March 2076 at 17:20 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 March 2076 at 16:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 399 664 km

Moon is 399 664 km (248 340 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 173 km (251 763 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 29 February 2076 at 09:23 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 March 2076 at 06:34 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 29 February 2076 at 23:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.705°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.806° in the next northern standstill on 14 March 2076 at 02:15 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 20 March 2076 at 16:37 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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