Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 March 2089 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2089 | March 2089

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 19 March 2089 at 15:30.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1924".

Worm Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2089 after 2 days on 26 March 2089 at 09:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 26 March 2089 at 09:20
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 3 April 2089 at 00:36
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 10 April 2089 at 22:45
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 17 April 2089 at 21:37

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 1103 / 2056

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1103 of Meeus index or 2056 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 1103 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 1104 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠244.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠244.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠280.3°. 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:07, this is 15 days after last apogee on 7 March 2089 at 02:34 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2089 at 22:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 366 668 km

This perigee Moon is 366 668 km (227 837 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 160 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 688 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 14 March 2089 at 09:03 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 March 2089 at 05:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 19 March 2089 at 08:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.481°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.450° in the next southern standstill on 1 April 2089 at 11:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 26 March 2089 at 09:20 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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