Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 March 2069 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | March 2069

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 16 March 2069 at 03:31.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1949"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2069 after 16 days on 6 April 2069 at 16:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 23 March 2069 at 01:13
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 29 March 2069 at 17:34
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 6 April 2069 at 16:13
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2069 at 17:21

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 855 / 1808

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 855 of Meeus index or 1808 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 855 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 856 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.7°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 10 March 2069 at 22:33 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2069 at 15:45 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 367 809 km

Moon is 367 809 km (228 546 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 672 km (222 247 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 12 March 2069 at 17:45 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 March 2069 at 18:54 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2069 at 15:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.085°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.006° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2069 at 06:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 23 March 2069 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries, 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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