Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 6 March 2066 Saturday 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 2 days on 4 March 2066 at 02:48.
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 ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2066 after 5 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48.
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 818 of Meeus index or 1771 from Brown series.
Length of current 818 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 819 length.
Length of current synodic month is 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠61.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.6°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 4 March 2066 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 March 2066 at 19:50 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 403 141 km (250 500 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 243 km (229 437 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 20:17 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 19 March 2066 at 23:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 4 March 2066 at 15:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.268°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.141° in the next southern standstill on 18 March 2066 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.