Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 3 March 2096 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 1 March 2096 at 15:16.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2096 after 5 days on 9 March 2096 at 01:37.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1189 of Meeus index or 2142 from Brown series.
Length of current 1189 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1190 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠338.8°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 26 February 2096 at 11:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 March 2096 at 11:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 373 314 km (231 967 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 299 km (251 841 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 1 March 2096 at 02:31 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 March 2096 at 04:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 15:30 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.928°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.068° in its southern standstill point on 18 March 2096 at 04:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 9 March 2096 at 01:37 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.