Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 March 2036 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | March 2036

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

Waxing Crescent 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 27 February 2036 at 04:59.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1882"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2036 after 9 days on 12 March 2036 at 09:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 5 March 2036 at 16:49
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 12 March 2036 at 09:09
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 19 March 2036 at 18:39
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 27 March 2036 at 20:57

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 447 / 1400

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 447 of Meeus index or 1400 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 447 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes. It is 3 hours and 21 minutes longer than next lunation 448 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠223.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠223.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠258.5°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 23 February 2036 at 03:15 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2036 at 02:38 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 380 796 km

Moon is 380 796 km (236 616 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 380 km (225 794 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 26 February 2036 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 March 2036 at 13:58 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 22 February 2036 at 04:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.246°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.281° in the next northern standstill on 7 March 2036 at 07:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 12 March 2036 at 09:09 in ♍ Virgo, 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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