Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 17 March 2049 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 11 March 2049 at 11:26.
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 ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2049 after 2 days on 19 March 2049 at 12:23.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 608 of Meeus index or 1561 from Brown series.
Length of current 608 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 609 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 13 March 2049 at 07:24 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 March 2049 at 13:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 397 916 km (247 254 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 231 km (229 430 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 10 March 2049 at 19:09 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 March 2049 at 20:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 11 March 2049 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.452°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.314° in the next southern standstill on 25 March 2049 at 08:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 19 March 2049 at 12:23 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.