Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 March 2074 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | March 2074

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 19 March 2074 at 23:58.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1843"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1924".

Pink Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2074 after 18 days on 11 April 2074 at 18:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 27 March 2074 at 14:19
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 4 April 2074 at 18:40
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 11 April 2074 at 18:30
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 18 April 2074 at 09:22

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 917 / 1870

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 917 of Meeus index or 1870 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 917 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes. It is 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 918 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠110°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 15 March 2074 at 07:27 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 March 2074 at 02:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 389 006 km

Moon is 389 006 km (241 717 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 972 km (252 259 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 23 March 2074 at 02:17 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 April 2074 at 16:25 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 20 March 2074 at 18:34 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.405°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.533° in the next northern standstill on 4 April 2074 at 08:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 27 March 2074 at 14:19 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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