Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 March 2049 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | March 2049

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

Waxing Crescent 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 4 March 2049 at 00:11.

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 passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1820"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2049 after 11 days on 19 March 2049 at 12:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 11 March 2049 at 11:26
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 19 March 2049 at 12:23
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 March 2049 at 15:10
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 2 April 2049 at 11:39

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 608 / 1561

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 608 of Meeus index or 1561 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 608 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 609 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67°. 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 before apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 1 March 2049 at 12:45 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 March 2049 at 07:24 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 393 876 km

Moon is 393 876 km (244 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 598 km (251 406 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 25 February 2049 at 20:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 March 2049 at 19:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

10 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 before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 26 February 2049 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.575°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.452° in the next northern standstill on 11 March 2049 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 19 March 2049 at 12:23 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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