Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 March 2086 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | March 2086

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day 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 15 March 2086 at 08:04.

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 ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1928".

Worm Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2086 after 13 days on 30 March 2086 at 06:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 22 March 2086 at 03:16
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 30 March 2086 at 06:17
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 7 April 2086 at 02:22
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 13 April 2086 at 16:53

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 1066 / 2019

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1066 of Meeus index or 2019 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 1066 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 minute longer than next lunation 1067 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 15 March 2086 at 04:46 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 March 2086 at 11:54 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 364 560 km

Moon is 364 560 km (226 527 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 404 km (252 528 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 8 March 2086 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 March 2086 at 23:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 8 March 2086 at 14:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.874°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.761° in the next northern standstill on 21 March 2086 at 02:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 30 March 2086 at 06:17 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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