Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 March 2087 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | March 2087

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

Waning Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 19 March 2087 at 06:09.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1925".

Worm Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2087 after 26 days on 17 April 2087 at 23:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 17 April 2087 at 23:17

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 1078 / 2031

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:38, this is 15 days after last perigee on 6 March 2087 at 18:05 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 April 2087 at 02:28 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 405 772 km

This apogee Moon is 405 772 km (252 135 mi) away from Earth. It is 364 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 937 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, 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

25 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 11 March 2087 at 11:26 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.096°. Next 3 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 11 days

After 11 days on 3 April 2087 at 09:26 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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