Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 21 March 2019 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1926".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2019.
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.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 237 of Meeus index or 1190 from Brown series.
Length of current 237 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 238 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠200.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠228.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of perigee on 19 March 2019 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 April 2019 at 00:14 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 928 km (228 620 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 577 km (252 014 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 16 March 2019 at 16:22 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 March 2019 at 13:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 15 March 2019 at 17:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.761°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.863° in the next southern standstill on 28 March 2019 at 13:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.