Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 March 2014 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | March 2014

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

Waning Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 16 March 2014 at 17:09.

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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1868"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1927".

Worm Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2014 after 26 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 15 April 2014 at 07:42

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 175 / 1128

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 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

7 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 8 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 383 627 km

The Moon is 383 627 km (238 375 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 706 km (227 239 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 06:30 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 1 April 2014 at 02:30 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 06:30 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 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 3 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 11 days

In 11 days on 30 March 2014 at 18:45 in ♈ Aries 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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