Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 28 March 2096 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 24 March 2096 at 08:54.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2096 after 10 days on 7 April 2096 at 18:18.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1190 of Meeus index or 2143 from Brown series.
Length of current 1190 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 57 minutes longer than next lunation 1191 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠338.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠354.8°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 25 March 2096 at 15:09 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 April 2096 at 22:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 365 178 km (226 911 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 045 km (252 305 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 05:08 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 11 April 2096 at 07:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 05:08 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2096 at 04:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.068°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.167° in the next northern standstill on 30 March 2096 at 20:57 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 7 April 2096 at 18:18 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.