Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 March 2046 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | March 2046

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

Waxing Crescent 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 7 March 2046 at 18:15.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2046 after 8 days on 22 March 2046 at 09:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 15 March 2046 at 17:13
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 22 March 2046 at 09:27
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 29 March 2046 at 06:57
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 6 April 2046 at 11:52

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 571 / 1524

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 571 of Meeus index or 1524 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 571 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 572 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠184.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠184.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.1°. 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 after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 7 March 2046 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2046 at 18:59 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 389 574 km

Moon is 389 574 km (242 070 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 400 km (222 078 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 4 March 2046 at 21:25 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2046 at 03:00 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 28 February 2046 at 17:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.260°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.160° in the next northern standstill on 15 March 2046 at 12:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 22 March 2046 at 09:27 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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