Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 March 2021 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | March 2021

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 13 March 2021 at 10:21.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1929".

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2021 after 14 days on 28 March 2021 at 18:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2021 at 02:31

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 262 / 1215

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 262 of Meeus index or 1215 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 262 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 10 minutes. It is 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 263 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠124.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠124.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154.8°. 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

12 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 3 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 400 059 km

Moon is 400 059 km (248 585 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 253 km (251 813 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 5 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

21 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

6 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2021 at 20:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.161°. Next 7 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 14 days

After 14 days on 28 March 2021 at 18:48 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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