Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 March 2079 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | March 2079

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

Waning Gibbous 61% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1924".

Worm Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2079 after 22 days on 16 April 2079 at 05:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2079 at 05:02

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 979 / 1932

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 23 March 2079 at 14:17 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 April 2079 at 09:24 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 839 km

Moon is 404 839 km (251 555 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 660 km (225 968 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 20 March 2079 at 07:24 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 April 2079 at 08:26 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 11 March 2079 at 13:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.915°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.001° in the next southern standstill on 25 March 2079 at 16:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 2 April 2079 at 01:30 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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