Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 March 2018 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | March 2018

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 9 March 2018 at 11:20.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2018 after 20 days on 31 March 2018 at 12:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 17 March 2018 at 13:12
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 24 March 2018 at 15:35
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 31 March 2018 at 12:37
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 8 April 2018 at 07:18

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 224 / 1177

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 224 of Meeus index or 1177 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 224 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 6 minutes. It is 3 hours and 20 minutes longer than next lunation 225 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠227.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠227.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠262.6°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:13, this is 11 days after last perigee on 27 February 2018 at 14:48 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 March 2018 at 17:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 404 682 km

This apogee Moon is 404 682 km (251 458 mi) away from Earth. It is 726 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 027 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 28 February 2018 at 05:03 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 March 2018 at 03:48 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in southern standstill

At 06:39 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.112°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.210° in its northern standstill point on 25 March 2018 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 17 March 2018 at 13:12 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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