Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 March 2086 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | March 2086

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

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 22 March 2086 at 03:16.

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 ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1922".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2086 after 1 day on 30 March 2086 at 06:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 30 March 2086 at 06:17
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 7 April 2086 at 02:22
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 13 April 2086 at 16:53
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 20 April 2086 at 18:40

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 1066 / 2019

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 1066 of Meeus index or 2019 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 1066 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 minute longer than next lunation 1067 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.1°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:54, this is 13 days after last perigee on 15 March 2086 at 04:46 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 April 2086 at 15:10 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 406 404 km

This apogee Moon is 406 404 km (252 528 mi) away from Earth. It is 996 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 305 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 20 March 2086 at 23:01 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 April 2086 at 14:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

19 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

7 days after previous North standstill on 21 March 2086 at 02:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.761°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.622° in the next southern standstill on 4 April 2086 at 20:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 30 March 2086 at 06:17 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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