Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 March 2071 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | March 2071

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

Waxing Crescent 31% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 2 March 2071 at 00:31.

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 ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1941"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2071 after 8 days on 16 March 2071 at 01:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 9 March 2071 at 06:53
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 16 March 2071 at 01:18
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 23 March 2071 at 17:32
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 31 March 2071 at 15:03

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 880 / 1833

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 880 of Meeus index or 1833 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 880 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 32 minutes. It is 3 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 881 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠248.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠284.2°. 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 24 February 2071 at 13:58 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 March 2071 at 10:31 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 369 200 km

Moon is 369 200 km (229 410 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 245 km (228 195 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 4 March 2071 at 00:24 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 March 2071 at 21:22 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, 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 23 February 2071 at 23:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.262°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.201° in the next northern standstill on 9 March 2071 at 22:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 16 March 2071 at 01:18 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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