Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 16 March 2065 Monday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 March 2065 at 06:25 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2065 after 5 days on 22 March 2065 at 09:56.
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 8 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.
Length of current 806 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 next lunation 807 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠159.2°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 11 March 2065 at 13:11 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2065 at 16:36 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 392 770 km (244 056 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 485 km (223 374 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 3 March 2065 at 20:26 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 March 2065 at 09:40 in ♌ Leo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 14 March 2065 at 23:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.648°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.548° in the next southern standstill on 27 March 2065 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 22 March 2065 at 09:56 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.