Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 12 March 2074 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 6 March 2074 at 00:43.
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 passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2074 after 1 day on 13 March 2074 at 09:01.
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 14 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.
Length of current 917 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes. It is 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 918 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 3 March 2074 at 10:49 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2074 at 07:27 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 373 518 km (232 093 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 025 km (224 952 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 10 March 2074 at 10:26 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 March 2074 at 02:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2074 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.323°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.405° in the next southern standstill on 20 March 2074 at 18:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 13 March 2074 at 09:01 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.