Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 22 March 2009 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 18 March 2009 at 17:47.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2009 after 18 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56.
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.
The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 113 of Meeus index or 1066 from Brown series.
Length of current 113 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 31 minutes. It is 3 hours and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 114 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠246.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282.4°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2009 at 13:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 April 2009 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 401 426 km (249 435 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 014 km (229 916 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 02:12 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 4 April 2009 at 07:22 in ♌ Leo.
At 02:12 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2009 at 05:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.896°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.780° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2009 at 02:50 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 26 March 2009 at 16:06 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.