Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 March 2014 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | March 2014

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 1 March 2014 at 08:00.

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 ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1904"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2014 after 13 days on 16 March 2014 at 17:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 8 March 2014 at 13:27
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 16 March 2014 at 17:09
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 24 March 2014 at 01:46
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 30 March 2014 at 18:45

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 175 / 1128

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 175 of Meeus index or 1128 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 175 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 45 minutes. It is 45 minutes shorter than next lunation 176 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠25.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠25.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠46.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 27 February 2014 at 19:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 March 2014 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 376 550 km

Moon is 376 550 km (233 977 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 367 km (251 883 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 20 February 2014 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2014 at 17:45 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 24 February 2014 at 01:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.175°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.084° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2014 at 22:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 16 March 2014 at 17:09 in ♍ Virgo, 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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