Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 March 2051 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | March 2051

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

Waxing Crescent 40% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 12 March 2051 at 16:52.

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 ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1907"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1927".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2051 after 8 days on 27 March 2051 at 09:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 19 March 2051 at 09:34
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2051 at 09:00
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2051 at 09:41
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 11 April 2051 at 01:59

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 633 / 1586

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 633 of Meeus index or 1586 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 633 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 7 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 634 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠351.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠351.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠6.6°. 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 perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 13 March 2051 at 05:02 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 March 2051 at 12:23 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 375 823 km

Moon is 375 823 km (233 526 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 342 km (252 489 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 15 March 2051 at 09:57 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 March 2051 at 13:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 21:07 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.258°. Next 15 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-19.184° in its southern standstill point on 2 April 2051 at 15:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 27 March 2051 at 09:00 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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