Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 15 March 2052 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1929".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2052.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 645 of Meeus index or 1598 from Brown series.
Length of current 645 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 51 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 646 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠314.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠335.6°. 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 perigee on 4 March 2052 at 04:33 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 March 2052 at 04:36 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 396 932 km (246 642 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 152 km (251 750 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 3 March 2052 at 14:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 March 2052 at 22:32 in ♎ Libra.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2052 at 14:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.384°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.333° in the next southern standstill on 22 March 2052 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.