Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 March 2089 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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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 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1924".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2089 after 1 day 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 12 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 23 March 2089 at 00:07 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2089 at 22:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 369 018 km

Moon is 369 018 km (229 297 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 427 km (251 299 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

24 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 19 March 2089 at 08:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.481°. Next 7 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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