Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 18 March 2046 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 15 March 2046 at 17:13.
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 ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2046 after 3 days on 22 March 2046 at 09:27.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 571 of Meeus index or 1524 from Brown series.
Length of current 571 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 572 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠184.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.1°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 7 March 2046 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2046 at 18:59 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 367 654 km (228 450 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 400 km (222 078 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 4 March 2046 at 21:25 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 19 March 2046 at 03:00 in ♌ Leo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 15 March 2046 at 12:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.160°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.076° in the next southern standstill on 28 March 2046 at 00:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 22 March 2046 at 09:27 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.