Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 March 2036 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 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 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 27 March 2036 at 20:57.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1894"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1921".

Pink Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2036 after 11 days on 10 April 2036 at 20:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 4 April 2036 at 00:03
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2036 at 20:22
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 18 April 2036 at 14:06
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 26 April 2036 at 09:33

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 448 / 1401

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 448 of Meeus index or 1401 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 448 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 449 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠258.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠258.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠292.8°. 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 21 March 2036 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 April 2036 at 09:36 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 378 364 km

Moon is 378 364 km (235 104 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 619 km (229 049 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 24 March 2036 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 April 2036 at 19:59 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 20 March 2036 at 12:11 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.336°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.439° in the next northern standstill on 3 April 2036 at 13:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 10 April 2036 at 20:22 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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