Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 31 March 2078 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 28 March 2078 at 11:04.
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 is passing about ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2078 after 26 days on 27 April 2078 at 04:19.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 30 March 2078 at 08:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 April 2078 at 14:39 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 404 605 km (251 410 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 152 km (221 924 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 23:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 14 April 2078 at 03:56 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 21 March 2078 at 05:45 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.910°. Next 4 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 11 days on 12 April 2078 at 09:45 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.