Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 March 2024 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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

Waxing Crescent 43% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 10 March 2024 at 09:00.

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 ∠1871"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1928".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2024 after 8 days on 25 March 2024 at 07:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 17 March 2024 at 04:11
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 March 2024 at 07:00
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 2 April 2024 at 03:15
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 8 April 2024 at 18:21

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 299 / 1252

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 299 of Meeus index or 1252 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 299 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 300 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠1.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠1.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠17.2°. 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

6 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2024 at 07:06 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 March 2024 at 15:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 383 037 km

Moon is 383 037 km (238 008 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 292 km (252 458 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 12 March 2024 at 01:18 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 March 2024 at 04:07 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2024 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.477°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.526° in the next northern standstill on 17 March 2024 at 14:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 25 March 2024 at 07:00 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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