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Moon phase on 10 March 2009 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | March 2009

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this phase is on at : .

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1914"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1932".

It is Worm Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2009.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation -953 /

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation -953 of Meeus index or from Brown series.

Current lunationNext

Synodic month length 0 days

Length of current -953 lunation is days, 1 hour and 1 minute. It is longer than next lunation -953 length.

Lunation length same as the mean

Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠0°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

14313 days after point of apogee on at : in &#; . The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on at : in &#; .

Next perigee

Distance to Moon 374 459 km

Moon is 374 459 km (232 678 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 0 km (0 mi).

Moon before descending node

14313 days after its descending node on at : in &#; , the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on at : in &#; .

Next node

Draconic month

14313 days after beginning of current draconic month in &#; , the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

Current draconic monthNext

Moon before northern standstill

14313 days after previous South standstill on at : in &#; , when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠° in the next northern standstill on at : in &#; .

Next standstill

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

Next syzygy

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