Full Moon
Full MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Full Moon in Virgo

Full Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 100%. Lunar cycle is 15 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 7 March 2088 at 10:36 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

It is Worm Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Worm of March 2088.

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1858"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1858" and ∠1933".

Lunation 1090 / 2043

The Moon is 15 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1090 of Meeus index or 2043 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 51 minutes and it is 2 hours and 27 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 7 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 56 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠278.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠278.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠309.1°.

Moon after perigee

6 days since point of perigee on 29 February 2088 at 14:18 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 March 2088 at 10:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 385 742 km

The Moon is 385 742 km (239 689 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 280 km (251 208 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 27 February 2088 at 04:19 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 11 March 2088 at 08:26 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the last northern standstill on 1 March 2088 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.628° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.517° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 March 2088 at 00:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov