Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 23 March 2015 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 20 March 2015 at 09:36.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2015 after 12 days on 4 April 2015 at 12:06.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
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 188 of Meeus index or 1141 from Brown series.
Length of current 188 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 21 minutes. It is 5 minutes longer than next lunation 189 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠27.1°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2015 at 19:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 April 2015 at 12:59 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 373 418 km (232 031 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 012 km (252 284 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 21 March 2015 at 02:19 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 April 2015 at 03:17 in ♎ Libra.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 14 March 2015 at 01:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.262°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.241° in the next northern standstill on 26 March 2015 at 14:29 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 4 April 2015 at 12:06 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.