Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 March 2078 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | March 2078

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 ♈ Aries.

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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 14 March 2078 at 00:37.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1929".

Worm Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2078 after 12 days on 28 March 2078 at 11:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2078 at 09:45

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 967 / 1920

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 967 of Meeus index or 1920 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 967 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 7 minutes. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 968 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.5°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:04, this is 12 days after last apogee on 2 March 2078 at 22:52 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 March 2078 at 08:45 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 359 232 km

This perigee Moon is 359 232 km (223 216 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 276 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 124 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

24 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 before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 8 March 2078 at 15:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.812°. Next 5 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 12 days

After 12 days on 28 March 2078 at 11:04 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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