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At 21:16:01 UT Wednesday 03 March 2021
the moon’s phase is
is 21.2836111111111 in decimal hours.
The Julian date is 2459277.24094228.
The sun’s ecliptic longitude is 343.515954243528 degrees.
Its mean anomaly is 59.1041224208 degrees.
The moon’s mean longitude on 00 January 1990 was 318.351648 degrees.
These calculations incorporate the switch to the English New Style (N.S.)i.e., Gregorian calendar after Wednesday, 02 September 1752; the next day became Thursday, 14 September, skipping eleven days. (Please also note that, while fairly accurate, these calculations remain a bit buggy.)