Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 March 2074 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | March 2074

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

Waxing Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 6 March 2074 at 00:43.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2074 after 5 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 13 March 2074 at 09:01
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 19 March 2074 at 23:58
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 27 March 2074 at 14:19
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 4 April 2074 at 18:40

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 917 / 1870

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 917 of Meeus index or 1870 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes. It is 8 minutes shorter 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠110°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠110°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠144°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 3 March 2074 at 10:49 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 15 March 2074 at 07:27 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 396 711 km

The Moon is 396 711 km (246 505 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 025 km (224 952 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 23 February 2074 at 22:23 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 March 2074 at 10:26 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 21 February 2074 at 13:21 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.259°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠20.323° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 March 2074 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01 in ♍ Virgo 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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