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Moon phase on 5 March 2036 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | March 2036

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

First Quarter 48% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 5 March 2036 at 16:49 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1946"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2036 after 6 days on 12 March 2036 at 09:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 12 March 2036 at 09:09
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 19 March 2036 at 18:39
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 27 March 2036 at 20:57
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 4 April 2036 at 00:03

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 447 / 1400

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 447 of Meeus index or 1400 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes. It is 3 hours and 21 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 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠223.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠223.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠258.5°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 23 February 2036 at 03:15 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2036 at 02:38 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 368 349 km

The Moon is 368 349 km (228 881 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 380 km (225 794 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 26 February 2036 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 March 2036 at 13:58 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 22 February 2036 at 04:47 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.246°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠19.281° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 March 2036 at 07:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 12 March 2036 at 09:09 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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