Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 19 March 2062 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 18 March 2062 at 05:58.
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 ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2062 after 5 days on 25 March 2062 at 03:35.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 769 of Meeus index or 1722 from Brown series.
Length of current 769 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes longer than next lunation 770 length.
Length of current synodic month is 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠268.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠301.6°. 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 perigee on this date at 16:28, this is 14 days after last apogee on 4 March 2062 at 17:42 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 April 2062 at 14:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 369 624 km (229 674 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 116 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 732 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 11 March 2062 at 23:34 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2062 at 21:44 in ♍ Virgo.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 18 March 2062 at 10:24 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.705°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.700° in the next southern standstill on 31 March 2062 at 23:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 25 March 2062 at 03:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.