Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 March 2022 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | March 2022

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

Waning Crescent 36% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 25 March 2022 at 05:37.

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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1923".

Pink Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2022 after 21 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 1 April 2022 at 06:24
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 9 April 2022 at 06:47
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2022 at 18:55
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 23 April 2022 at 11:56

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2022 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 April 2022 at 19:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 987 km

Moon is 364 987 km (226 792 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 438 km (251 306 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 22 March 2022 at 08:12 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 April 2022 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 25 March 2022 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.787°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.880° in the next northern standstill on 8 April 2022 at 08:15 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 1 April 2022 at 06:24 in ♈ Aries, 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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