Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 March 2054 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | March 2054

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

Waning Crescent 14% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 1 March 2054 at 07:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2054 after 18 days on 23 March 2054 at 17:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 9 March 2054 at 12:46
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 17 March 2054 at 01:21
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 23 March 2054 at 17:21
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 31 March 2054 at 01:50

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 669 / 1622

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 669 of Meeus index or 1622 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

Length of current 669 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 670 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠193.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠193.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠220.6°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 16:18, this is 12 days after last perigee on 21 February 2054 at 07:51 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2054 at 14:11 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 875 km

This apogee Moon is 405 875 km (252 199 mi) away from Earth. It is 467 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 834 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 22 February 2054 at 12:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 March 2054 at 13:36 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 3 March 2054 at 09:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.648°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.685° in the next northern standstill on 17 March 2054 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 9 March 2054 at 12:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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