Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 March 2086 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | March 2086

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 28 February 2086 at 12:21.

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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1935".

Snow Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2086 after 27 days on 30 March 2086 at 06:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 March 2086 at 14:30
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 15 March 2086 at 08:04
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 22 March 2086 at 03:16
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 30 March 2086 at 06:17

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 1065 / 2018

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1065 of Meeus index or 2018 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 1065 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 37 minutes. It is 48 minutes longer than next lunation 1066 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.3°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 1 March 2086 at 10:54 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2086 at 04:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 843 km

Moon is 404 843 km (251 558 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 789 km (221 698 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 21 February 2086 at 21:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 March 2086 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 21 February 2086 at 19:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.034°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.874° in the next southern standstill on 8 March 2086 at 14:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 15 March 2086 at 08:04 in ♓ Pisces, 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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