Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 March 2079 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | March 2079

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

Waxing Crescent 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 3 March 2079 at 13:49.

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 ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2079 after 11 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 10 March 2079 at 10:37
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 17 March 2079 at 13:45
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 March 2079 at 15:46
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 2 April 2079 at 01:30

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 979 / 1932

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 979 of Meeus index or 1932 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 979 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 980 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠296.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠322.3°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 23 February 2079 at 18:10 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 8 March 2079 at 01:47 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 368 166 km

Moon is 368 166 km (228 768 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 876 km (229 209 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 21 February 2079 at 02:05 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 March 2079 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 26 February 2079 at 08:11 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.818°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.915° in the next northern standstill on 11 March 2079 at 13:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45 in ♍ Virgo, 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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