Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 March 2086 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 43% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1868"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1926".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2086 after 8 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

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 1066 / 2019

The Moon is 7 days 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

6 days 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 6 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 383 801 km

Moon is 383 801 km (238 483 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 404 km (252 528 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 20 March 2086 at 23:01 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 April 2086 at 14:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 02:20 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.761°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.622° in its southern standstill point on 4 April 2086 at 20:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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