Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 March 2041 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | March 2041

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

Waxing Crescent 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The 5 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 2 March 2041 at 15:39.

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 ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1867"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1867" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2041 after 10 days on 17 March 2041 at 20:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 9 March 2041 at 15:51
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 17 March 2041 at 20:19
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 25 March 2041 at 10:32
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 1 April 2041 at 01:29

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 509 / 1462

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 509 of Meeus index or 1462 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 509 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 50 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2041. It is 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 510 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠14°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠14°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠32.1°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 1 March 2041 at 19:56 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 March 2041 at 07:06 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 383 942 km

Moon is 383 942 km (238 570 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 968 km (252 257 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 03:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 21 March 2041 at 17:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 03:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 26 February 2041 at 07:28 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.040°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.133° in the next northern standstill on 11 March 2041 at 02:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 17 March 2041 at 20:19 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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