Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 March 2088 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | March 2088

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 23 March 2088 at 00:00.

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 ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1923".

Pink Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2088 after 11 days on 6 April 2088 at 00:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 29 March 2088 at 18:23
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 6 April 2088 at 00:59
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2088 at 04:26
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 21 April 2088 at 10:25

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 1091 / 2044

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 1091 of Meeus index or 2044 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 1091 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 1092 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠309.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠309.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.3°. 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

11 days after point of apogee on 14 March 2088 at 10:38 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 26 March 2088 at 07:42 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 792 km

Moon is 366 792 km (227 914 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 634 km (227 816 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 08:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 7 April 2088 at 14:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2088 at 00:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.517°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.444° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2088 at 10:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 6 April 2088 at 00:59 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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