Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 March 2022 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | March 2022

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

Waxing Crescent 32% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 2 March 2022 at 17:35.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2022 after 9 days on 18 March 2022 at 07:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 10 March 2022 at 10:45
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 18 March 2022 at 07:17
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 25 March 2022 at 05:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 1 April 2022 at 06:24

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 274 / 1227

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 274 of Meeus index or 1227 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 274 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 275 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠56.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠56.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠89.8°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 26 February 2022 at 22:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 March 2022 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 402 399 km

Moon is 402 399 km (250 039 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 268 km (251 200 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 08:22 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 22 March 2022 at 08:12 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 08:22 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 26 February 2022 at 06:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.559°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.674° in the next northern standstill on 12 March 2022 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 18 March 2022 at 07:17 in ♍ Virgo, 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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