Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 10 March 2036 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 5 March 2036 at 16:49.
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 ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2036 after 1 day on 12 March 2036 at 09:09.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 447 of Meeus index or 1400 from Brown series.
Length of current 447 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes. It is 3 hours and 21 minutes longer than next lunation 448 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠223.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠258.5°. 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 02:38, this is 15 days after last apogee on 23 February 2036 at 03:15 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 21 March 2036 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 363 380 km (225 794 mi) away from Earth. It is 872 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 976 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 13:58 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 24 March 2036 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 13:58 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous North standstill on 7 March 2036 at 07:25 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.281°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.336° in the next southern standstill on 20 March 2036 at 12:11 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 12 March 2036 at 09:09 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.