Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 March 2097 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | March 2097

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

Waning Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 26 February 2097 at 08:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1934".

Snow Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2097 after 23 days on 27 March 2097 at 21:28.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 6 March 2097 at 02:47
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 13 March 2097 at 21:56
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 20 March 2097 at 19:16
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2097 at 21:28

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 1201 / 2154

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1201 of Meeus index or 2154 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 1201 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1202 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠257.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠257.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠293.2°. 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 apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 22 February 2097 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 March 2097 at 06:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 403 988 km

Moon is 403 988 km (251 027 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 233 km (251 179 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 3 March 2097 at 10:12 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 March 2097 at 10:29 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 22 February 2097 at 00:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.174°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.286° in the next southern standstill on 7 March 2097 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 13 March 2097 at 21:56 in ♓ Pisces, 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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