Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 5 March 2042 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 26 February 2042 at 23:29.
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 first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2042 after 1 day on 6 March 2042 at 20:10.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 521 of Meeus index or 1474 from Brown series.
Length of current 521 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 48 minutes longer than next lunation 522 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠344.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠359.8°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 21 February 2042 at 05:54 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 March 2042 at 05:04 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 402 583 km (250 153 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 261 km (252 439 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 24 February 2042 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 March 2042 at 07:08 in ♎ Libra.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 28 February 2042 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.031°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.137° in the next southern standstill on 15 March 2042 at 17:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 6 March 2042 at 20:10 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.