Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 March 2043 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | March 2043

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% 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 11 March 2043 at 09:09.

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 ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2043 after 13 days on 25 March 2043 at 14:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 18 March 2043 at 01:03
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 25 March 2043 at 14:26
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 2 April 2043 at 18:56
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 9 April 2043 at 19:06

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 534 / 1487

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 534 of Meeus index or 1487 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 534 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 535 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠327.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠327.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.1°. 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 1 March 2043 at 13:38 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 13 March 2043 at 09:10 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 366 617 km

Moon is 366 617 km (227 805 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 515 km (225 256 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 14:36 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 March 2043 at 21:58 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 14:36 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2043 at 13:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.608°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.648° in the next northern standstill on 18 March 2043 at 08:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 25 March 2043 at 14:26 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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