Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 March 2009 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | March 2009

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

Waning Crescent 17% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 18 March 2009 at 17:47.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1925".

Pink Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2009 after 18 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 26 March 2009 at 16:06
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2009 at 14:34
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 9 April 2009 at 14:56
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2009 at 13:36

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 113 / 1066

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.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 31 minutes. It is 3 hours and 14 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠246.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠246.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠282.4°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2009 at 13:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 April 2009 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 401 426 km

The Moon is 401 426 km (249 435 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 014 km (229 916 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 02:12 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 4 April 2009 at 07:22 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 02:12 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 18 March 2009 at 05:07 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.896°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.780° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 April 2009 at 02:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 26 March 2009 at 16:06 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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