Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 2 March 2056 Thursday 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 ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1935".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2056.
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 694 of Meeus index or 1647 from Brown series.
Length of current 694 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 53 minutes. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 695 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠113.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠147°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 20 February 2056 at 22:27 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2056 at 19:44 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 367 743 km (228 505 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 481 km (224 614 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 28 February 2056 at 01:59 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 March 2056 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 26 February 2056 at 15:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.253°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.325° in the next southern standstill on 10 March 2056 at 07:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.