Lunar Report - 03/01/2017

by:  Gordon Rutherford

Date and time:
1 March 2017 - 07:22MST
Moon distance to earth:
228,890 miles
Age moon:
3.2 days
Moon phase:
Size of moon increases
Percentage visible:

  • Moon phase for 1 March 2017 Wednesday 12:00 UTC
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  • The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon's surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

Moon before perigee
10 days after point of apogee on 18 February 2017 at 21:14 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2017 at 07:24 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon before northern standstill
7 days after previous South standstill on 21 February 2017 at 20:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.848°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.861° in the next northern standstill on 7 March 2017 at 00:43 in ♋ Cancer.

Upcoming main Moon phases
First Quarter  -  3 days on 5 March 2017 at 11:32
Full Moon -  11 days on 12 March 2017 at 14:54
Last Quarter  -  19 days on 20 March 2017 at 15:58
New Moon -  26 days on 28 March 2017 at 02:57

Moderate tide
There is medium ocean tide today. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

TIDES (Tropic of Cancer)
  • Low 04:37am
  • (-0.43m)
  • High 10:43am
  • Low 04:59pm
  • High 11:12pm

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