Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 27 March 2014 Thursday 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 24 March 2014 at 01:46.
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 ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2014 after 18 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.
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 175 of Meeus index or 1128 from Brown series.
Length of current 175 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 45 minutes. It is 45 minutes shorter than next lunation 176 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠25.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠46.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:30, this is 15 days after last apogee on 11 March 2014 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 365 706 km (227 239 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 198 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 650 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 19 March 2014 at 06:30 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30 in ♈ Aries.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 23 March 2014 at 07:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.997°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.957° in the next northern standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 30 March 2014 at 18:45 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.