Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 17 March 2078 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 14 March 2078 at 00:37.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2078 after 10 days on 28 March 2078 at 11:04.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 967 of Meeus index or 1920 from Brown series.
Length of current 967 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 7 minutes. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 968 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.5°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 15 March 2078 at 04:04 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 March 2078 at 08:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 364 332 km (226 385 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 125 km (252 354 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 20:05 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 2078 at 23:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 20:05 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 8 March 2078 at 15:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.812°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.910° in the next northern standstill on 21 March 2078 at 05:45 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 28 March 2078 at 11:04 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.