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Moon phase on 20 March 2078 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | March 2078

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

First Quarter 48% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 20 March 2078 at 16:10 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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1919"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1926".

Worm Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2078 after 7 days on 28 March 2078 at 11:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 28 March 2078 at 11:04
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 5 April 2078 at 14:45
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2078 at 09:45
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 19 April 2078 at 03:19

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 967 / 1920

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 967 of Meeus index or 1920 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 967 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 7 minutes. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 968 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.5°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 15 March 2078 at 04:04 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 March 2078 at 08:45 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 373 484 km

Moon is 373 484 km (232 072 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 125 km (252 354 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 17 March 2078 at 20:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 March 2078 at 23:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 8 March 2078 at 15:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.812°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.910° in the next northern standstill on 21 March 2078 at 05:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 28 March 2078 at 11:04 in ♎ Libra, 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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