Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 26 March 2059 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 20 March 2059 at 23:30.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2059 after 2 days on 29 March 2059 at 03:47.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 732 of Meeus index or 1685 from Brown series.
Length of current 732 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 23 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2059. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 733 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 25 March 2059 at 20:15 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2059 at 13:47 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 405 468 km (251 946 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 15 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 666 km (224 729 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 18 March 2059 at 12:04 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 April 2059 at 02:16 in ♏ Scorpio.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 21 March 2059 at 15:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.421°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.541° in the next southern standstill on 5 April 2059 at 06:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 29 March 2059 at 03:47 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.