Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 March 2025 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 22 March 2025 at 11:30.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1922".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2025 after 15 days on 13 April 2025 at 00:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 311 / 1264

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 311 of Meeus index or 1264 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 311 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 312 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠329.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠346.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 17 March 2025 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 March 2025 at 05:26 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 366 860 km

Moon is 366 860 km (227 956 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 127 km (222 530 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 16:29 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 10 April 2025 at 19:56 in ♍ Virgo.

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New draconic month

At 16:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 22 March 2025 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.719°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.696° in the next northern standstill on 3 April 2025 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 29 March 2025 at 10:58 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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