Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 March 2055 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | March 2055

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 26 February 2055 at 12:39.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2055 after 7 days on 13 March 2055 at 08:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 6 March 2055 at 14:48
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 13 March 2055 at 08:57
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 20 March 2055 at 03:18
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 28 March 2055 at 07:01

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 682 / 1635

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 682 of Meeus index or 1635 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

Length of current 682 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 683 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠170.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.9°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 27 February 2055 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2055 at 06:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 389 581 km

Moon is 389 581 km (242 074 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 697 km (221 641 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 24 February 2055 at 23:02 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 March 2055 at 03:26 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 21 February 2055 at 16:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.715°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.771° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2055 at 09:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 13 March 2055 at 08:57 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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