Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 March 2096 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | March 2096

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

Waxing Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 1 March 2096 at 15:16.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1898"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2096 after 4 days on 9 March 2096 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 9 March 2096 at 01:37
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 March 2096 at 06:18
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 24 March 2096 at 08:54
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 31 March 2096 at 00:21

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 1189 / 2142

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1189 of Meeus index or 2142 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 1189 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1190 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠319.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠338.8°. 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

7 days after point of perigee on 26 February 2096 at 11:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 March 2096 at 11:32 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 377 699 km

Moon is 377 699 km (234 691 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 299 km (251 841 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 1 March 2096 at 02:31 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 March 2096 at 04:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 3 March 2096 at 15:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.928°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.068° in the next southern standstill on 18 March 2096 at 04:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 9 March 2096 at 01:37 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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