Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 March 2009 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | March 2009

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 26 March 2009 at 16:06.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1884"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1922".

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2009 after 13 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2009 at 14:34
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 9 April 2009 at 14:56
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2009 at 13:36
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 April 2009 at 03:23

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 114 / 1067

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 114 of Meeus index or 1067 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 114 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 115 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠311.7°. 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2009 at 13:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 April 2009 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 380 430 km

Moon is 380 430 km (236 388 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 014 km (229 916 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 22 March 2009 at 02:12 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2009 at 07:22 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2009 at 05:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.896°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.780° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2009 at 02:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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