Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 18 March 2097 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 13 March 2097 at 21:56.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2097 after 9 days on 27 March 2097 at 21:28.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1202 of Meeus index or 2155 from Brown series.
Length of current 1202 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1203 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠293.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.8°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:21, this is 12 days after last apogee on 6 March 2097 at 06:30 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2097 at 02:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 369 258 km (229 446 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 750 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 098 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 17 March 2097 at 10:29 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 March 2097 at 15:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2097 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.286°. Next 2 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 9 days on 27 March 2097 at 21:28 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.