Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 March 2066 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | March 2066

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 4 March 2066 at 02:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2066 after 5 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 11 March 2066 at 22:48
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 March 2066 at 19:25
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 25 March 2066 at 22:13
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2066 at 23:09

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 818 / 1771

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.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter 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 39 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 24 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠61.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠61.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠96.6°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 4 March 2066 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 March 2066 at 19:50 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 403 141 km

The Moon is 403 141 km (250 500 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 243 km (229 437 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 20:17 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 19 March 2066 at 23:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 4 March 2066 at 15:15 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.268°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.141° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 March 2066 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48 in ♍ Virgo 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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