Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 March 2027 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | March 2027

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

Waning Crescent 21% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 28 February 2027 at 05:16.

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 ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2027 after 18 days on 22 March 2027 at 10:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 8 March 2027 at 09:29
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 15 March 2027 at 16:25
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 22 March 2027 at 10:44
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 30 March 2027 at 00:54

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 335 / 1288

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 335 of Meeus index or 1288 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 335 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 33 minutes. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 336 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠210.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠210.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠242.4°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:41, this is 11 days after last perigee on 19 February 2027 at 07:30 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 March 2027 at 04:31 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 221 km

This apogee Moon is 405 221 km (251 793 mi) away from Earth. It is 187 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 488 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 20 February 2027 at 04:40 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 March 2027 at 04:41 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 1 March 2027 at 09:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.684°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.611° in the next northern standstill on 15 March 2027 at 14:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 8 March 2027 at 09:29 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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