Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 13 March 2055 Saturday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1930".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2055.
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 682 of Meeus index or 1635 from Brown series.
Length of current 682 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 683 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:25, this is 13 days after last apogee on 27 February 2055 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 March 2055 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 356 697 km (221 641 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2055. It is 5 811 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 272 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 11 March 2055 at 03:26 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2055 at 03:28 in ♒ Aquarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2055 at 09:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.771°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.832° in the next southern standstill on 20 March 2055 at 22:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.