Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 March 2026 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | March 2026

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

Waxing Crescent 25% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 19 March 2026 at 01:23.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1925".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2026 after 9 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 17 April 2026 at 11:52

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 324 / 1277

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 324 of Meeus index or 1277 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 324 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 325 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠307.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠307.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.4°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 22 March 2026 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 April 2026 at 08:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 527 km

Moon is 363 527 km (225 885 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 974 km (251 639 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 17 March 2026 at 15:22 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 March 2026 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, 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 11 March 2026 at 21:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.416°. Next day 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 9 days

After 9 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12 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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