Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 March 2054 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | March 2054

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

Waxing Crescent 9% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 9 March 2054 at 12:46.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1847"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2054 after 11 days on 23 March 2054 at 17:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 8 April 2054 at 04:32

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 670 / 1623

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 670 of Meeus index or 1623 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 670 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 47 minutes. It is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 671 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠220.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠220.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.3°. 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 5 March 2054 at 16:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2054 at 14:11 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 388 125 km

Moon is 388 125 km (241 170 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 830 km (225 452 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 8 March 2054 at 13:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 March 2054 at 22:53 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 3 March 2054 at 09:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.648°. Next 5 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 11 days

After 11 days on 23 March 2054 at 17:21 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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