Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 March 2087 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | March 2087

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 11 March 2087 at 15:26.

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 ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1810"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1928".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2087 after 1 day on 19 March 2087 at 06:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 19 March 2087 at 06:09
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 27 March 2087 at 11:04
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 3 April 2087 at 09:26
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 10 April 2087 at 01:29

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 1078 / 2031

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 1078 of Meeus index or 2031 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 1078 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1079 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠330.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347.9°. 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 before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 6 March 2087 at 18:05 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 March 2087 at 11:38 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 395 948 km

Moon is 395 948 km (246 031 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 772 km (252 135 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 9 March 2087 at 22:37 in ♉ Taurus, 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 24 March 2087 at 01:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

20 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 after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 11 March 2087 at 11:26 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.096°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.961° in the next southern standstill on 25 March 2087 at 23:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 19 March 2087 at 06:09 in ♍ Virgo, 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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