Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 4 March 2062 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 3 March 2062 at 03:49.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2062 after 20 days on 25 March 2062 at 03:35.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 768 of Meeus index or 1721 from Brown series.
Length of current 768 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than next lunation 769 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠232.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠268.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 17:42, this is 11 days after last perigee on 20 February 2062 at 23:11 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 March 2062 at 16:28 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 686 km (251 460 mi) away from Earth. It is 722 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 023 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 25 February 2062 at 12:19 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 March 2062 at 23:34 in ♓ Pisces.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 15:29 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.680°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.705° in its northern standstill point on 18 March 2062 at 10:24 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 11 March 2062 at 04:13 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.