Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 March 2097 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | March 2097

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 ♌ Leo.

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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 20 March 2097 at 19:16.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1924".

Worm Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2097 after 4 days on 27 March 2097 at 21:28.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2097 at 21:28
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2097 at 22:50
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2097 at 09:26
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 19 April 2097 at 01:54

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 1202 / 2155

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 1202 of Meeus index or 2155 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 1202 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1203 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠293.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠293.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.8°. 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

4 days after point of perigee on 18 March 2097 at 19:21 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2097 at 02:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 370 029 km

Moon is 370 029 km (229 925 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 485 km (251 335 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 17 March 2097 at 10:29 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 March 2097 at 15:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 21 March 2097 at 05:57 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.386°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.474° in the next southern standstill on 4 April 2097 at 05:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 27 March 2097 at 21:28 in ♎ Libra, 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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