Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 March 2074 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | March 2074

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 27 March 2074 at 14:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1921".

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2074 after 13 days on 11 April 2074 at 18:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 26 April 2074 at 06:47

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 918 / 1871

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 918 of Meeus index or 1871 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 918 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 28 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2074. It is 31 minutes longer than next lunation 919 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.1°. 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

14 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 day, 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 404 752 km

Moon is 404 752 km (251 501 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 972 km (252 259 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days 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 8 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

19 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 20 March 2074 at 18:34 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.405°. Next 5 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 13 days

After 13 days on 11 April 2074 at 18:30 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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