Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 March 2069 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | March 2069

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

Waxing Gibbous 68% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 29 March 2069 at 17:34.

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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1850"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1920".

Pink Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2069 after 6 days on 6 April 2069 at 16:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 6 April 2069 at 16:13
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2069 at 17:21
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 21 April 2069 at 09:58
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 28 April 2069 at 05:56

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 856 / 1809

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 856 of Meeus index or 1809 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 38 minutes longer 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠349.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠349.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4.9°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2069 at 15:45 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 April 2069 at 02:44 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 387 528 km

The Moon is 387 528 km (240 799 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 308 km (252 468 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 25 March 2069 at 18:54 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 April 2069 at 21:44 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 28 March 2069 at 06:45 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.006°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.933° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 April 2069 at 22:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 6 April 2069 at 16:13 in ♎ Libra 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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