Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 March 2024 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Leo.

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2024 | March 2024

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

Waxing Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 17 March 2024 at 04:11.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1926".

Worm Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2024 after 3 days on 25 March 2024 at 07:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 March 2024 at 07:00
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 2 April 2024 at 03:15
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 8 April 2024 at 18:21
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 15 April 2024 at 19:13

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 299 / 1252

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 299 of Meeus index or 1252 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.39 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer 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 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠1.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠1.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠17.2°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2024 at 07:06 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 March 2024 at 15:44 in ♍ Virgo.

Previous perigeeNext apogee

Distance to Moon 402 710 km

The Moon is 402 710 km (250 232 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 292 km (252 458 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 12 March 2024 at 01:18 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 March 2024 at 04:07 in ♎ Libra.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 17 March 2024 at 14:45 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.526°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.559° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 April 2024 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 25 March 2024 at 07:00 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.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Back to: Top of page