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Moon phase on 15 March 2065 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2065 | March 2065

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 52% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 March 2065 at 06:25 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1806"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1929".

Worm Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2065 after 6 days on 22 March 2065 at 09:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 22 March 2065 at 09:56
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 29 March 2065 at 00:24
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 5 April 2065 at 19:01
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 13 April 2065 at 22:38

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 806 / 1759

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 806 of Meeus index or 1759 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2065. It is 17 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠129.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠129.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠159.2°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 11 March 2065 at 13:11 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 March 2065 at 16:36 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 396 906 km

The Moon is 396 906 km (246 626 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 485 km (223 374 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 3 March 2065 at 20:26 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 March 2065 at 09:40 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 14 March 2065 at 23:55 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.648°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.548° at the point of next southern standstill on 27 March 2065 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 22 March 2065 at 09:56 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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