Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 29 March 2017 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 28 March 2017 at 02:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2017 after 12 days on 11 April 2017 at 06:08.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 213 of Meeus index or 1166 from Brown series.
Length of current 213 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than next lunation 214 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.4°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 18 March 2017 at 17:25 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 March 2017 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 367 271 km (228 212 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 855 km (226 089 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 25 March 2017 at 15:41 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 April 2017 at 09:14 in ♍ Virgo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 21 March 2017 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.912°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.984° in the next northern standstill on 3 April 2017 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 11 April 2017 at 06:08 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.