Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 March 2048 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | March 2048

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

Waxing Crescent 39% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 14 March 2048 at 14:28.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1925".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2048 after 8 days on 30 March 2048 at 02:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 22 March 2048 at 16:03
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 30 March 2048 at 02:04
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 5 April 2048 at 18:10
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 13 April 2048 at 05:20

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 596 / 1549

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 596 of Meeus index or 1549 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 596 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 52 minutes. It is 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 597 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠100.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠100.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠135.6°. 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 20 March 2048 at 14:41 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 April 2048 at 10:10 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 925 km

Moon is 404 925 km (251 609 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 563 km (225 908 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 8 March 2048 at 14:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 March 2048 at 14:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 12:10 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.093°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.977° in its southern standstill point on 3 April 2048 at 18:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 30 March 2048 at 02:04 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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