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Moon phase on 20 March 2030 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | March 2030

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

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 19 March 2030 at 17:56 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1945"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1926".

It is Worm Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2030.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 26 March 2030 at 09:51
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 2 April 2030 at 22:02
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 11 April 2030 at 02:57
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 18 April 2030 at 03:20

Spring tide

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.

Lunation 373 / 1326

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 373 of Meeus index or 1326 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 42 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 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠104.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠104.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠139°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 10 March 2030 at 02:23 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 March 2030 at 22:00 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 368 478 km

The Moon is 368 478 km (228 962 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 974 km (225 542 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 12 March 2030 at 06:43 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 March 2030 at 05:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 12 March 2030 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.130°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.011° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 March 2030 at 03:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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