Full Moon
Full MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Full Moon in Libra

Full Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 100%. Lunar cycle is 14 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 25 March 2043 at 14:26 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

It is Worm Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Worm of March 2043.

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1924".

Lunation 534 / 1487

The Moon is 14 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 534 of Meeus index or 1487 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 57 minutes and it is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 22 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠327.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠327.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠345.1°.

Moon before apogee

12 days since point of perigee on 13 March 2043 at 09:10 in ♈ Aries the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 March 2043 at 05:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

Distance to Moon 400 367 km

The Moon is 400 367 km (248 777 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 650 km (252 059 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 21:58 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 14 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 9 April 2043 at 01:17 in ♈ Aries.

Moon after northern standstill

7 days since the last northern standstill on 18 March 2043 at 08:45 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.648° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.660° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 April 2043 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♈ Aries the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov