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Moon phase on 11 March 2087 Tuesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | March 2087

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 48% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 March 2087 at 15:26 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2087 after 7 days on 19 March 2087 at 06:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 19 March 2087 at 06:09
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 27 March 2087 at 11:04
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 3 April 2087 at 09:26
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 10 April 2087 at 01:29

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 1078 / 2031

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1078 of Meeus index or 2031 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 6 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠330.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠330.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠347.9°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 6 March 2087 at 18:05 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 March 2087 at 11:38 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 369 557 km

The Moon is 369 557 km (229 632 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 772 km (252 135 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 9 March 2087 at 22:37 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 March 2087 at 01:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 11:26 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠21.096°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.961° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 25 March 2087 at 23:36.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 19 March 2087 at 06:09 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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