Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 March 2081 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | March 2081

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 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 18 March 2081 at 09:27.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1924".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2081 after 1 day on 25 March 2081 at 00:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 March 2081 at 00:29
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 1 April 2081 at 03:35
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 9 April 2081 at 08:15
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 16 April 2081 at 17:31

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 1004 / 1957

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1004 of Meeus index or 1957 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 1004 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 1005 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠202.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠231.2°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 16:38, this is 15 days after last apogee on 8 March 2081 at 06:10 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 April 2081 at 19:49 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 359 723 km

This perigee Moon is 359 723 km (223 522 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 785 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 633 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 10 March 2081 at 22:30 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2081 at 07:17 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 18 March 2081 at 10:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.673°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.653° in the next southern standstill on 31 March 2081 at 02:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 25 March 2081 at 00:29 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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