Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 March 2097 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | March 2097

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 13 March 2097 at 21:56.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1928".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2097 after 11 days on 27 March 2097 at 21:28.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2097 at 09:26

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 1202 / 2155

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 1202 of Meeus index or 2155 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 1202 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1203 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠293.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠293.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.8°. 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

10 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 2 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 370 022 km

Moon is 370 022 km (229 921 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 258 km (229 446 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 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 day, 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

26 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2097 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.286°. Next 4 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 11 days

After 11 days on 27 March 2097 at 21:28 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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