Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 March 2057 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | March 2057

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

Waxing Crescent 16% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and growing larger. The 4 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 5 March 2057 at 11:25.

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 ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2057 after 11 days on 21 March 2057 at 00:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 13 March 2057 at 09:35
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 21 March 2057 at 00:45
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 27 March 2057 at 18:39
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 4 April 2057 at 01:31

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 707 / 1660

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 707 of Meeus index or 1660 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 707 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 708 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠80°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠80°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠117°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 26 February 2057 at 15:47 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 March 2057 at 10:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 401 470 km

Moon is 401 470 km (249 462 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 319 km (251 232 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 28 February 2057 at 18:40 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 14 March 2057 at 17:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 28 February 2057 at 20:38 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.014°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.130° in the next northern standstill on 14 March 2057 at 22:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 21 March 2057 at 00:45 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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