Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 21 March 2041 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 3 days on 17 March 2041 at 20:19.
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 ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2041 after 26 days on 16 April 2041 at 12:00.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 509 of Meeus index or 1462 from Brown series.
Length of current 509 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 50 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2041. It is 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 510 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠14°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠32.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
7 days after point of apogee on 14 March 2041 at 07:06 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 March 2041 at 02:37 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 386 399 km (240 097 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 174 km (225 044 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 17:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 3 April 2041 at 10:39 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 11 March 2041 at 02:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.133°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.252° in the next southern standstill on 25 March 2041 at 14:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 1 April 2041 at 01:29 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.