Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 24 March 2087 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 19 March 2087 at 06:09.
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 first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2087 after 24 days on 17 April 2087 at 23:17.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1078 of Meeus index or 2031 from Brown series.
Length of current 1078 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1079 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347.9°. 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 apogee on 22 March 2087 at 11:38 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 April 2087 at 02:28 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 402 856 km (250 323 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 973 km (222 434 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 01:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 6 April 2087 at 03:50 in ♉ Taurus.
At 01:56 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous North standstill on 11 March 2087 at 11:26 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.096°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.961° in the next southern standstill on 25 March 2087 at 23:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 3 April 2087 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.