Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 8 March 2042 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 6 March 2042 at 20:10.
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 ∠6° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2042 after 28 days on 5 April 2042 at 14:16.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:04, this is 14 days after last perigee on 21 February 2042 at 05:54 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2042 at 17:40 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 406 261 km (252 439 mi) away from Earth. It is 853 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 448 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 March 2042 at 07:08 in ♎ Libra.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 28 February 2042 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.031°. Next 7 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 13 days on 21 March 2042 at 17:23 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.