Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 March 2074 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | March 2074

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

Waning Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1928".

Worm Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2074 after 26 days on 11 April 2074 at 18:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 11 April 2074 at 18:30

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 917 / 1870

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 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 15 March 2074 at 07:27 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 31 March 2074 at 02:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 349 km

The Moon is 363 349 km (225 775 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 972 km (252 259 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 10 March 2074 at 10:26 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 March 2074 at 02:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 8 March 2074 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.323°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.405° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 March 2074 at 18:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 27 March 2074 at 14:19 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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