Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 March 2019 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | March 2019

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

Waxing Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 14 March 2019 at 10:27.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1929".

Worm Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2019 after 4 days on 21 March 2019 at 01:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 21 March 2019 at 01:43
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 28 March 2019 at 04:10
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 5 April 2019 at 08:50
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 12 April 2019 at 19:06

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 237 / 1190

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 237 of Meeus index or 1190 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠200.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠200.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠228.7°.

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of apogee on 4 March 2019 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 March 2019 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 366 198 km

The Moon is 366 198 km (227 545 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 381 km (223 309 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 16:22 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 29 March 2019 at 13:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 16:22 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 15 March 2019 at 17:59 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.761°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.863° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 March 2019 at 13:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 21 March 2019 at 01:43 in ♎ Libra 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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