Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 March 2042 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | March 2042

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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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 14 March 2042 at 23:21.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1939"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1927".

Pink Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2042 after 18 days on 5 April 2042 at 14:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 21 March 2042 at 17:23
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 28 March 2042 at 12:00
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 5 April 2042 at 14:16
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 13 April 2042 at 11:09

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 521 / 1474

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 521 of Meeus index or 1474 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 521 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 48 minutes longer than next lunation 522 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠344.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠344.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠359.8°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 8 March 2042 at 05:04 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2042 at 17:40 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 369 575 km

Moon is 369 575 km (229 643 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 943 km (221 794 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 10 March 2042 at 07:08 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 March 2042 at 10:11 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 15 March 2042 at 17:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.137°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.188° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2042 at 05:49 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 21 March 2042 at 17:23 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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