Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 24 March 2057 Saturday 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 21 March 2057 at 00:45.
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 ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2057 after 25 days on 19 April 2057 at 10:49.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:23, this is 11 days after last apogee on 12 March 2057 at 10:58 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 April 2057 at 05:48 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 366 570 km (227 776 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 062 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 786 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 March 2057 at 19:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 14 March 2057 at 22:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.130°. Next 3 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 10 days on 4 April 2057 at 01:31 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.