Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 March 2076 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | March 2076

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 12 March 2076 at 12:41.

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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1927".

Worm Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2076 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 15 March 2076 at 16:37 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 March 2076 at 14:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 402 496 km

Moon is 402 496 km (250 099 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 056 km (227 457 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 13 March 2076 at 06:34 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 March 2076 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 14 March 2076 at 02:15 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.806°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.953° in the next southern standstill on 28 March 2076 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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