Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 March 2059 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | March 2059

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

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 14 March 2059 at 00:05.

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 ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1904"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1928".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2059 after 11 days on 29 March 2059 at 03:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 20 March 2059 at 23:30
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 29 March 2059 at 03:47
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 5 April 2059 at 18:46
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2059 at 09:28

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 732 / 1685

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 732 of Meeus index or 1685 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 732 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 23 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2059. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 733 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30°. 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

4 days after point of perigee on 13 March 2059 at 06:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 March 2059 at 20:15 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 376 501 km

Moon is 376 501 km (233 947 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 038 km (252 300 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 6 March 2059 at 00:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 March 2059 at 12:04 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 8 March 2059 at 23:34 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.323°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.421° in the next northern standstill on 21 March 2059 at 15:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 29 March 2059 at 03:47 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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