Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 March 2078 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | March 2078

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 6 March 2078 at 22:47.

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 passing about ∠17° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1909"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1909" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2078 after 16 days on 28 March 2078 at 11:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 14 March 2078 at 00:37
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 20 March 2078 at 16:10
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 28 March 2078 at 11:04
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 5 April 2078 at 14:45

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 966 / 1919

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 966 of Meeus index or 1919 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 966 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 967 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠321.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.7°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 2 March 2078 at 22:52 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2078 at 04:04 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 375 481 km

Moon is 375 481 km (233 313 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 232 km (223 216 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 4 March 2078 at 20:48 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 17 March 2078 at 20:05 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 8 March 2078 at 15:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.812°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.910° in the next northern standstill on 21 March 2078 at 05:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 14 March 2078 at 00:37 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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