Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 22 March 2054 Sunday 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 5 days on 17 March 2054 at 01:21.
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 about ∠15° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2054 after 1 day on 23 March 2054 at 17:21.
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 670 of Meeus index or 1623 from Brown series.
Length of current 670 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 47 minutes. It is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 671 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠220.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 21 March 2054 at 14:11 in ♌ Leo. 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 2 April 2054 at 10:08 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 366 883 km (227 971 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 828 km (251 548 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 21 March 2054 at 22:53 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2054 at 20:01 in ♓ Pisces.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 17 March 2054 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.685°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.738° in the next southern standstill on 30 March 2054 at 17:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 23 March 2054 at 17:21 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.