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Moon phase on 6 March 2097 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | March 2097

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

Last Quarter 46% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 6 March 2097 at 02:47 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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 21 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2097 at 22:50

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:30, this is 12 days after last perigee on 22 February 2097 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 18 March 2097 at 19:21 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 233 km

This apogee Moon is 404 233 km (251 179 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2097. It is 1 175 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 182 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days 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 10 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

16 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

12 days after previous North standstill on 22 February 2097 at 00:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.174°. Next day 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 7 days

After 7 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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