Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 March 2015 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | March 2015

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 March 2015 at 17:48.

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 ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1927".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2015 after 16 days on 4 April 2015 at 12:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 20 March 2015 at 09:36
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 27 March 2015 at 07:43
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 4 April 2015 at 12:06
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 12 April 2015 at 03:44

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 187 / 1140

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 187 of Meeus index or 1140 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 49 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠354.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠354.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠9.9°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 19:38. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 5 March 2015 at 07:35 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 1 April 2015 at 12:59 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 357 584 km

This perigee Moon is 357 584 km (222 192 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 924 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 772 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 7 March 2015 at 21:04 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 March 2015 at 02:19 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 14 March 2015 at 01:39 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.262°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.241° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 March 2015 at 14:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 20 March 2015 at 09:36 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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