Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 11 March 2088 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 7 March 2088 at 10:36.
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 ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2088 after 25 days on 6 April 2088 at 00:59.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1090 of Meeus index or 2043 from Brown series.
Length of current 1090 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 27 minutes longer than next lunation 1091 length.
Length of current synodic month is 7 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 56 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠278.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠309.1°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 29 February 2088 at 14:18 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 March 2088 at 10:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 401 679 km (249 592 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 280 km (251 208 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 08:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 March 2088 at 08:46 in ♉ Taurus.
At 08:26 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous North standstill on 1 March 2088 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.628°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.517° in the next southern standstill on 15 March 2088 at 00:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 23 March 2088 at 00:00 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.