Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 March 2021 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 40% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1926".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2021 after 8 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

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 262 / 1215

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 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 18 March 2021 at 05:04 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 March 2021 at 06:12 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 402 265 km

Moon is 402 265 km (249 956 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 311 km (223 887 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 03:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 2 April 2021 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 03:31 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2021 at 20:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.161°. Next day 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 8 days

After 8 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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