Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 March 2026 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | March 2026

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 24 February 2026 at 12:28.

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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1885"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2026 after 1 day on 3 March 2026 at 11:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 3 March 2026 at 11:38
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 11 March 2026 at 09:39
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 19 March 2026 at 01:23
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 25 March 2026 at 19:18

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 323 / 1276

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 323 of Meeus index or 1276 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 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 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠276.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠276.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠307.9°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 24 February 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 March 2026 at 13:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 380 164 km

The Moon is 380 164 km (236 223 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 385 km (251 273 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 18 February 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 March 2026 at 04:35 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 25 February 2026 at 23:23 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.428°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.416° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 March 2026 at 21:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 3 March 2026 at 11:38 in ♍ Virgo 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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