Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 16 March 2055 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 13 March 2055 at 08:57.
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 ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2055 after 26 days on 11 April 2055 at 17:58.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 13 March 2055 at 06:25 in ♍ Virgo. 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 26 March 2055 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 369 908 km (229 850 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 485 km (252 578 mi).
5 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2055 at 03:28 in ♒ Aquarius.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2055 at 09:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.771°. Next 4 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.
After 11 days on 28 March 2055 at 07:01 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.