Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 March 2031 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | March 2031

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

Waning Crescent 25% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 16 March 2031 at 06:36.

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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1928".

Pink Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2031 after 20 days on 7 April 2031 at 17:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 23 March 2031 at 03:49
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 31 March 2031 at 00:32
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 7 April 2031 at 17:21
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2031 at 12:58

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 385 / 1338

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 385 of Meeus index or 1338 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 385 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 386 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠41.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠41.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠70.3°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 17 March 2031 at 18:58 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 March 2031 at 15:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 923 km

Moon is 364 923 km (226 753 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 227 km (251 175 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 14 March 2031 at 11:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 27 March 2031 at 14:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2031 at 19:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.353°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.242° in the next northern standstill on 29 March 2031 at 04:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 23 March 2031 at 03:49 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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