Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 March 2089 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2089 | March 2089

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

Waxing Crescent 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger. The 6 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 12 March 2089 at 08:24.

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 ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1949"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1927".

Worm Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2089 after 7 days on 26 March 2089 at 09:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 19 March 2089 at 15:30
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 26 March 2089 at 09:20
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 3 April 2089 at 00:36
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 10 April 2089 at 22:45

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 1103 / 2056

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1103 of Meeus index or 2056 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 1103 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 1104 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠244.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠244.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠280.3°. 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 7 March 2089 at 02:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2089 at 00:07 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 367 749 km

Moon is 367 749 km (228 509 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 668 km (227 837 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 14 March 2089 at 09:03 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 March 2089 at 05:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2089 at 03:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.545°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.481° in the next northern standstill on 19 March 2089 at 08:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 26 March 2089 at 09:20 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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