Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 8 March 2068 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 3 March 2068 at 23:38.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2068 after 10 days on 18 March 2068 at 22:56.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 843 of Meeus index or 1796 from Brown series.
Length of current 843 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2068. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 844 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19.9°. 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 perigee on 3 March 2068 at 18:11 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 March 2068 at 22:03 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 376 731 km (234 090 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 376 km (252 510 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 26 February 2068 at 04:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 9 March 2068 at 14:23 in ♉ Taurus.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 27 February 2068 at 02:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.894°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.781° in the next northern standstill on 10 March 2068 at 14:54 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 18 March 2068 at 22:56 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.