Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 March 2097 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 6 March 2097 at 02:47.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2097 after 19 days on 27 March 2097 at 21:28.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1201 of Meeus index or 2154 from Brown series.
Length of current 1201 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1202 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠257.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠293.2°. 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 6 March 2097 at 06:30 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 18 March 2097 at 19:21 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 402 975 km (250 397 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 258 km (229 446 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 3 March 2097 at 10:12 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 March 2097 at 10:29 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 7 March 2097 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.286°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.386° in the next northern standstill on 21 March 2097 at 05:57 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 13 March 2097 at 21:56 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.