Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 March 2014 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | March 2014

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 8 March 2014 at 13:27.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1791"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1929".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2014 after 1 day on 16 March 2014 at 17:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 16 March 2014 at 17:09
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 24 March 2014 at 01:46
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 30 March 2014 at 18:45
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 7 April 2014 at 08:31

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 175 / 1128

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 175 of Meeus index or 1128 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 45 minutes. It is 45 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠25.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠25.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠46.9°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 11 March 2014 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 March 2014 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 400 233 km

The Moon is 400 233 km (248 693 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 706 km (227 239 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 4 March 2014 at 17:45 in ♈ Aries. 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 19 March 2014 at 06:30 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 8 March 2014 at 22:54 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.084°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.997° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 March 2014 at 07:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 16 March 2014 at 17:09 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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