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Moon phase on 19 March 2015 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | March 2015

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 March 2015 at 17:48.

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.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1927".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2015 after 16 days on 4 April 2015 at 12:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 20 March 2015 at 09:36
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 27 March 2015 at 07:43
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 4 April 2015 at 12:06
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 12 April 2015 at 03:44

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 187 / 1140

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 187 of Meeus index or 1140 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 187 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 49 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 188 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠354.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.9°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:38, this is 14 days after last apogee on 5 March 2015 at 07:35 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 April 2015 at 12:59 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 357 584 km

This perigee Moon is 357 584 km (222 192 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 924 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 772 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 7 March 2015 at 21:04 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 21 March 2015 at 02:19 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 after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 14 March 2015 at 01:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.262°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.241° in the next northern standstill on 26 March 2015 at 14:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 20 March 2015 at 09:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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