Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 March 2058 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 10 March 2058 at 08:52.
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 ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2058 after 23 days on 8 April 2058 at 22:55.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 719 of Meeus index or 1672 from Brown series.
Length of current 719 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 720 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.9°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 5 March 2058 at 03:58 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2058 at 01:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 999 km (228 664 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 648 km (227 825 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 2 March 2058 at 22:25 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 March 2058 at 01:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 4 March 2058 at 15:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.758°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.900° in the next southern standstill on 18 March 2058 at 14:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 24 March 2058 at 09:50 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.