Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 March 2086 Sunday 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 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% 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 30 March 2086 at 06:17.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1920".

Worm Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2086 after 28 days on 28 April 2086 at 22:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 28 April 2086 at 22:35

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 28 March 2086 at 11:54 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 12 April 2086 at 15:10 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 402 129 km

Moon is 402 129 km (249 871 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 914 km (223 019 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 4 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

22 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 21 March 2086 at 02:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.761°. Next 4 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 13 days

After 13 days on 13 April 2086 at 16:53 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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