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Moon phase on 17 March 2096 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | March 2096

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

Last Quarter 48% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 March 2096 at 06:18 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1927".

Pink Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2096 after 21 days on 7 April 2096 at 18:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 24 March 2096 at 08:54
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 31 March 2096 at 00:21
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 7 April 2096 at 18:18
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 15 April 2096 at 22:10

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 1189 / 2142

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 13 March 2096 at 11:32 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 March 2096 at 15:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 396 609 km

Moon is 396 609 km (246 441 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 681 km (223 495 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 15 March 2096 at 04:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 March 2096 at 05:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 3 March 2096 at 15:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.928°. Next day 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 6 days

After 6 days on 24 March 2096 at 08:54 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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