Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 March 2077 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | March 2077

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

Waxing Gibbous 68% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 1 March 2077 at 16:11.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1832"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2077 after 6 days on 9 March 2077 at 17:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 9 March 2077 at 17:42
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 March 2077 at 16:56
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 24 March 2077 at 08:24
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 31 March 2077 at 07:02

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 954 / 1907

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 954 of Meeus index or 1907 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 954 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 18 minutes. It is 22 minutes longer than next lunation 955 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠355.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10.8°. 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 23 February 2077 at 05:20 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 March 2077 at 03:31 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 391 166 km

Moon is 391 166 km (243 059 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 511 km (252 594 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 1 March 2077 at 17:53 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 March 2077 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 22:10 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.349°. Next 15 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.499° in its southern standstill point on 18 March 2077 at 14:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 9 March 2077 at 17:42 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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