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Moon phase on 5 March 2019 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | March 2019

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

7 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 26 February 2019 at 11:28.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2019 after 15 days on 21 March 2019 at 01:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 6 March 2019 at 16:04
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 14 March 2019 at 10:27
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 21 March 2019 at 01:43
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 28 March 2019 at 04:10

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 236 / 1189

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 236 of Meeus index or 1189 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 236 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 237 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠175.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠175.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠200.2°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 4 March 2019 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 March 2019 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 405 258 km

Moon is 405 258 km (251 816 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 381 km (223 309 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 2 March 2019 at 11:03 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 March 2019 at 16:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 1 March 2019 at 06:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.642°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.761° in the next northern standstill on 15 March 2019 at 17:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 6 March 2019 at 16:04 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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