Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 March 2045 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | March 2045

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days 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 18 March 2045 at 17:15.

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 ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1848"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1848" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2045 after 12 days on 1 April 2045 at 18:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 26 March 2045 at 00:56
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 1 April 2045 at 18:43
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 9 April 2045 at 07:52
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 17 April 2045 at 07:27

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 559 / 1512

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 559 of Meeus index or 1512 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 559 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes. It is 3 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 560 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠238.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠238.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠274.3°. 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 after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 13 March 2045 at 18:23 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 March 2045 at 17:25 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 387 969 km

Moon is 387 969 km (241 073 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 846 km (227 326 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 16 March 2045 at 12:51 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 March 2045 at 22:04 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 10 March 2045 at 22:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.164°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.089° in the next northern standstill on 25 March 2045 at 07:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 1 April 2045 at 18:43 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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