Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 March 2015 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | March 2015

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

Waxing Crescent 42% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 20 March 2015 at 09:36.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1923".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2015 after 9 days on 4 April 2015 at 12:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 18 April 2015 at 18:57

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 188 / 1141

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 188 of Meeus index or 1141 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 188 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 21 minutes. It is 5 minutes longer than next lunation 189 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠27.1°. 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 before apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2015 at 19:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 April 2015 at 12:59 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 387 743 km

Moon is 387 743 km (240 932 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 012 km (252 284 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 21 March 2015 at 02:19 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 April 2015 at 03:17 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 14:29 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.241°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.250° in its southern standstill point on 10 April 2015 at 07:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 4 April 2015 at 12:06 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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