Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 March 2022 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 18 March 2022 at 07:17.

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 ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1899"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1927".

Worm Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2022 after 28 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 25 March 2022 at 05:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 1 April 2022 at 06:24
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 9 April 2022 at 06:47
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2022 at 18:55

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 274 / 1227

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 274 of Meeus index or 1227 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 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 6 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 57 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠56.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠56.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠89.8°.

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of apogee on 10 March 2022 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 March 2022 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 377 499 km

The Moon is 377 499 km (234 567 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 764 km (229 761 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 8 March 2022 at 08:22 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 March 2022 at 08:12 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 12 March 2022 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.674°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.787° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 March 2022 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 1 April 2022 at 06:24 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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