Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 March 2066 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | March 2066

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

Waning Crescent 21% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 18 March 2066 at 19:25.

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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1939"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2066 after 19 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 25 March 2066 at 22:13
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2066 at 23:09
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2066 at 10:03
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2066 at 02:23

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 818 / 1771

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 818 of Meeus index or 1771 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 818 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 819 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠61.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠61.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.6°. 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 16 March 2066 at 19:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 369 738 km

Moon is 369 738 km (229 745 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 532 km (251 365 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 19 March 2066 at 23:41 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 April 2066 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2066 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.141°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.009° in the next northern standstill on 31 March 2066 at 23:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 25 March 2066 at 22:13 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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