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Moon phase on 9 March 2021 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | March 2021

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

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 6 March 2021 at 01:30.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1893"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2021 after 19 days on 28 March 2021 at 18:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 13 March 2021 at 10:21
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 21 March 2021 at 14:40
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 28 March 2021 at 18:48
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2021 at 10:02

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 261 / 1214

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 261 of Meeus index or 1214 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 261 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 262 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠87°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠87°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠124.3°. 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 after perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 2 March 2021 at 05:19 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 March 2021 at 05:04 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 378 647 km

Moon is 378 647 km (235 280 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 253 km (251 813 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 6 March 2021 at 00:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 March 2021 at 03:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 7 March 2021 at 20:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.161°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.307° in the next northern standstill on 22 March 2021 at 08:35 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 13 March 2021 at 10:21 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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