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Moon phase on 9 March 2090 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2090 | March 2090

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 52% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 March 2090 at 08:20 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1903"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2090 after 6 days on 15 March 2090 at 23:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 15 March 2090 at 23:42
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 22 March 2090 at 22:55
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 31 March 2090 at 03:48
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 7 April 2090 at 17:56

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 1115 / 2068

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1115 of Meeus index or 2068 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 1115 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1116 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠188.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠188.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠214.3°. 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 before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 28 February 2090 at 10:33 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2090 at 05:23 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 376 747 km

Moon is 376 747 km (234 100 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 829 km (222 345 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 2 March 2090 at 23:32 in ♓ Pisces, 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 16 March 2090 at 06:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

14 days after previous South standstill on 23 February 2090 at 11:00 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.192°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.146° in the next northern standstill on 10 March 2090 at 03:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 15 March 2090 at 23:42 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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