Moon ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 13 March 2044 Sunday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1930".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2044.
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.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 546 of Meeus index or 1499 from Brown series.
Length of current 546 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes longer than next lunation 547 length.
Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠272.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠304.8°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 7 March 2044 at 20:36 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 March 2044 at 01:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 382 356 km (237 585 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 337 km (251 243 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 13:10 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 27 March 2044 at 23:51 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 7 March 2044 at 16:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.650°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.641° in the next southern standstill on 21 March 2044 at 10:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.