Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 2 March 2045 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 24 February 2045 at 16:37.
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 ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2045 after 1 day on 3 March 2045 at 07:52.
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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 558 of Meeus index or 1511 from Brown series.
Length of current 558 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 24 minutes. It is 3 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 559 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠207.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠238.6°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 1 March 2045 at 18:43 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 March 2045 at 18:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 365 758 km (227 271 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 311 km (251 849 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 13:33 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 16 March 2045 at 12:51 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 26 February 2045 at 01:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.188°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.164° in the next southern standstill on 10 March 2045 at 22:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 3 March 2045 at 07:52 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.