Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 March 2042 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | March 2042

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 March 2042 at 17:23.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1925".

Pink Moon after 14 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 20 April 2042 at 02:19

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 522 / 1475

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 522 of Meeus index or 1475 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 522 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 523 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠359.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠359.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.5°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 21 March 2042 at 17:40 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 April 2042 at 05:51 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 641 km

Moon is 363 641 km (225 956 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 302 km (252 464 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, 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

26 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 before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2042 at 17:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.137°. Next 5 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 14 days

After 14 days on 5 April 2042 at 14:16 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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