Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 March 2057 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 13 March 2057 at 09:35.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2057 after 2 days on 21 March 2057 at 00:45.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 707 of Meeus index or 1660 from Brown series.
Length of current 707 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 708 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠80°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠117°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 12 March 2057 at 10:58 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 March 2057 at 08:23 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 388 687 km (241 519 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 570 km (227 776 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 14 March 2057 at 17:54 in ♋ Cancer, 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 27 March 2057 at 19:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 14 March 2057 at 22:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.130°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.258° in the next southern standstill on 28 March 2057 at 01:43 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 21 March 2057 at 00:45 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.