Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 24 March 2078 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 20 March 2078 at 16:10.
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 ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2078 after 3 days on 28 March 2078 at 11:04.
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.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
9 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 March 2078 at 08:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 391 980 km (243 565 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 125 km (252 354 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 17 March 2078 at 20:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 March 2078 at 23:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 21 March 2078 at 05:45 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.910°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.019° in the next southern standstill on 4 April 2078 at 23:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 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.