Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 March 2066 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2066 after 24 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:50, this is 12 days after last apogee on 4 March 2066 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 369 243 km (229 437 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 735 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 113 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 6 March 2066 at 20:17 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 March 2066 at 23:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 4 March 2066 at 15:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.268°. Next day 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 9 days on 25 March 2066 at 22:13 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.