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Moon phase on 10 March 2079 Friday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | March 2079

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

First Quarter 51% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 March 2079 at 10:37 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 ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2079 after 7 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 17 March 2079 at 13:45
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 March 2079 at 15:46
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 2 April 2079 at 01:30
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 8 April 2079 at 17:44

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 979 / 1932

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 979 of Meeus index or 1932 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 979 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 980 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠296.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠322.3°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 8 March 2079 at 01:47 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 March 2079 at 14:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 947 km

Moon is 363 947 km (226 146 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 575 km (251 391 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 7 March 2079 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 March 2079 at 07:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

3 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

12 days after previous South standstill on 26 February 2079 at 08:11 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.818°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.915° in the next northern standstill on 11 March 2079 at 13:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45 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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