Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 March 2012 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | March 2012

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

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 8 March 2012 at 09:40.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2012 after 27 days on 6 April 2012 at 19:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 March 2012 at 01:25
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 22 March 2012 at 14:37
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 30 March 2012 at 19:41
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 6 April 2012 at 19:19

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 150 / 1103

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 150 of Meeus index or 1103 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 3 minutes. It is 38 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠107.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠107.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠142.2°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 10:02. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 27 February 2012 at 14:01 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 26 March 2012 at 06:04 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 362 401 km

This perigee Moon is 362 401 km (225 186 mi) away from Earth. It is 107 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 955 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 29 February 2012 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 March 2012 at 20:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 1 March 2012 at 16:13 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.150°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.032° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 March 2012 at 14:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 22 March 2012 at 14:37 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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