Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 16 March 2071 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1928".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2071.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 880 of Meeus index or 1833 from Brown series.
Length of current 880 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 32 minutes. It is 3 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 881 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠284.2°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 12 March 2071 at 10:31 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 March 2071 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 379 809 km (236 002 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 399 km (251 282 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 21:22 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 31 March 2071 at 08:03 in ♈ Aries.
At 21:22 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous North standstill on 9 March 2071 at 22:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.201°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.172° in the next southern standstill on 23 March 2071 at 07:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.