Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 March 2026 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | March 2026

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 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 11 March 2026 at 09:39.

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 ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1866"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1866" and ∠1928".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2026 after 15 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 19 March 2026 at 01:23
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 25 March 2026 at 19:18
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 2 April 2026 at 02:12
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 10 April 2026 at 04:52

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 323 / 1276

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 323 of Meeus index or 1276 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 323 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 324 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠276.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠276.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠307.9°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 10 March 2026 at 13:43 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 March 2026 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 384 218 km

Moon is 384 218 km (238 742 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 858 km (227 955 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 15:22 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 30 March 2026 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo.

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New draconic month

At 15:22 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 11 March 2026 at 21:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.416°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.371° in the next northern standstill on 25 March 2026 at 04:46 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 19 March 2026 at 01:23 in ♓ Pisces, 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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