Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 March 2074 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 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 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1920".

Pink Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2074 after 11 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

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 918 / 1871

The Moon is 3 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:22, this is 15 days after last perigee on 15 March 2074 at 07:27 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 April 2074 at 14:37 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 972 km

This apogee Moon is 405 972 km (252 259 mi) away from Earth. It is 564 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 737 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 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 6 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

21 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 20 March 2074 at 18:34 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.405°. Next 3 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 11 days

After 11 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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