Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 March 2042 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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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 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2042 after 16 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

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 521 / 1474

The Moon is 28 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

12 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 day, 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 364 285 km

Moon is 364 285 km (226 356 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 943 km (221 794 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

24 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

4 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2042 at 17:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.137°. Next 7 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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