Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 5 March 2048 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 29 February 2048 at 14:38.
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 ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2048 after 24 days on 30 March 2048 at 02:04.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 595 of Meeus index or 1548 from Brown series.
Length of current 595 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 56 minutes. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 596 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠64.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠100.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 02:21, this is 12 days after last apogee on 21 February 2048 at 18:29 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 March 2048 at 14:41 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 368 850 km (229 193 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 342 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 506 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 24 February 2048 at 12:13 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 March 2048 at 14:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 23 February 2048 at 04:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.357°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.235° in the next southern standstill on 7 March 2048 at 13:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 14 March 2048 at 14:28 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.