Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 March 2014 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | March 2014

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

Waning Crescent 34% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and getting smaller. The Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 24 March 2014 at 01:46.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in ♈ Aries on
  • First Quarter in ♋ Cancer on
  • Full Moon in ♎ Libra on
  • Last Quarter in ♒ Aquarius on

Pink Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April after 20 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.47% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1924".

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 175 / 1128

Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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.

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

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 11 March 2014 at 19:46, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 2 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 27 March 2014 at 18:30.

Distance to Moon 363 512 km

Moon is 363 512 km (225 876 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 13 days, distance is 405 367 km (251 883 mi). Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 365 706 km (227 239 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 19 March 2014 at 06:30, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30.

Draconic month

6 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 23 March 2014 at 07:28, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-18.997°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 10 days to face North declination of ∠18.957° in the next northern standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12.

Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 30 March 2014 at 18:45.

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