Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 24 March 2049 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 19 March 2049 at 12:23.
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 ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2049 after 24 days on 18 April 2049 at 01:04.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
11 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 March 2049 at 13:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 367 888 km (228 595 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 231 km (229 430 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 20:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 6 April 2049 at 22:31 in ♊ Gemini.
At 20:47 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous North standstill on 11 March 2049 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.452°. Next day 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 8 days on 2 April 2049 at 11:39 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.