Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 March 2081 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | March 2081

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

Waxing Crescent 14% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 10 March 2081 at 15:16.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1834"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1929".

Worm Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2081 after 10 days on 25 March 2081 at 00:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 18 March 2081 at 09:27
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 March 2081 at 00:29
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 1 April 2081 at 03:35
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 9 April 2081 at 08:15

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 1004 / 1957

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 1004 of Meeus index or 1957 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 1004 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 1005 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠202.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠231.2°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 8 March 2081 at 06:10 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2081 at 16:38 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 390 785 km

Moon is 390 785 km (242 823 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 723 km (223 522 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 10 March 2081 at 22:30 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2081 at 07:17 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 3 March 2081 at 19:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.668°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.673° in the next northern standstill on 18 March 2081 at 10:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 25 March 2081 at 00:29 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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