Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 March 2076 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | March 2076

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

Waning Crescent 11% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 27 February 2076 at 15:54.

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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2076 after 18 days on 20 March 2076 at 16:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 5 March 2076 at 07:24
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 12 March 2076 at 12:41
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 20 March 2076 at 16:37
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 28 March 2076 at 00:26

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 941 / 1894

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 941 of Meeus index or 1894 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 941 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 23 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2076. It is longer than next lunation 942 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠26.4°. 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 perigee

14 days after point of apogee on 17 February 2076 at 01:30 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2076 at 17:20 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 304 km

Moon is 363 304 km (225 747 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 806 km (224 194 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 29 February 2076 at 09:23 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 March 2076 at 06:34 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 29 February 2076 at 23:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.705°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.806° in the next northern standstill on 14 March 2076 at 02:15 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 5 March 2076 at 07:24 in ♓ Pisces, 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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