Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 March 2079 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | March 2079

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

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 25 March 2079 at 15:46.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1922".

Pink Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2079 after 19 days on 16 April 2079 at 05:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 2 April 2079 at 01:30
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 8 April 2079 at 17:44
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2079 at 05:02
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 24 April 2079 at 09:15

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 23 March 2079 at 14:17 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 April 2079 at 09:24 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 397 246 km

Moon is 397 246 km (246 837 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 660 km (225 968 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 20 March 2079 at 07:24 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 3 April 2079 at 08:26 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

1 day after previous South standstill on 25 March 2079 at 16:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.001°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.041° in the next northern standstill on 7 April 2079 at 18:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 2 April 2079 at 01:30 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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