Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 31 March 2062 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 25 March 2062 at 03:35.
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 ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2062 after 23 days on 23 April 2062 at 16:57.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2062 at 16:28 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 April 2062 at 14:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 404 990 km (251 649 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 300 km (251 220 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 24 March 2062 at 21:44 in ♍ Virgo, 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 8 April 2062 at 08:18 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 23:35 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.700°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2062. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.655° in its northern standstill point on 14 April 2062 at 15:56 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 9 April 2062 at 17:17 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.