Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 17 March 2051 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 12 March 2051 at 16:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2051 after 9 days on 27 March 2051 at 09:00.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 633 of Meeus index or 1586 from Brown series.
Length of current 633 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 7 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 634 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠351.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠6.6°. 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 perigee on 13 March 2051 at 05:02 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 March 2051 at 12:23 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 371 545 km (230 867 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 342 km (252 489 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 15 March 2051 at 09:57 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 March 2051 at 13:32 in ♎ Libra.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 6 March 2051 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.338°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.258° in the next northern standstill on 18 March 2051 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 27 March 2051 at 09:00 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.