Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 12 March 2069 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 7 March 2069 at 22:35.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2069 after 25 days on 6 April 2069 at 16:13.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 855 of Meeus index or 1808 from Brown series.
Length of current 855 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 856 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of apogee on 10 March 2069 at 22:33 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2069 at 15:45 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 403 779 km (250 897 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 672 km (222 247 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 17:45 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 March 2069 at 18:54 in ♉ Taurus.
At 17:45 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
11 days after previous North standstill on 1 March 2069 at 00:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.222°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.085° in the next southern standstill on 15 March 2069 at 15:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 23 March 2069 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.