Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 19 March 2027 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 15 March 2027 at 16:25.
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 passing about ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2027 after 2 days on 22 March 2027 at 10:44.
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.
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 336 of Meeus index or 1289 from Brown series.
Length of current 336 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 337 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠242.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:31, this is 15 days after last apogee on 3 March 2027 at 05:41 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 31 March 2027 at 01:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 366 440 km (227 695 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 932 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 916 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 13:05 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 2 April 2027 at 10:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 15 March 2027 at 14:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.611°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.526° in the next southern standstill on 28 March 2027 at 17:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 22 March 2027 at 10:44 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.