Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 March 2097 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | March 2097

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 6 March 2097 at 02:47.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1847"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2097 after 15 days on 27 March 2097 at 21:28.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 13 March 2097 at 21:56
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 20 March 2097 at 19:16
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2097 at 21:28
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2097 at 22:50

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 1201 / 2154

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1201 of Meeus index or 2154 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 1201 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1202 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠257.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠257.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠293.2°. 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 6 March 2097 at 06:30 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 March 2097 at 19:21 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 388 161 km

Moon is 388 161 km (241 192 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 258 km (229 446 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 3 March 2097 at 10:12 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 March 2097 at 10:29 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2097 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.286°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.386° in the next northern standstill on 21 March 2097 at 05:57 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 13 March 2097 at 21:56 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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