Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 9 March 2034 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 5 March 2034 at 02:10.
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 is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2034 after 25 days on 3 April 2034 at 19:19.
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.
The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 422 of Meeus index or 1375 from Brown series.
Length of current 422 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 423 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠317.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠337.6°. 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 apogee on this date at 16:05, this is 16 days after last perigee on 21 February 2034 at 15:30 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2034 at 18:12 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 405 268 km (251 822 mi) away from Earth. It is 140 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 441 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 6 March 2034 at 14:21 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 March 2034 at 15:22 in ♓ Pisces.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 27 February 2034 at 06:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.195°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.147° in the next southern standstill on 13 March 2034 at 19:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 20 March 2034 at 10:14 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.