Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 12 March 2018 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 9 March 2018 at 11:20.
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 ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2018 after 19 days on 31 March 2018 at 12:37.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 224 of Meeus index or 1177 from Brown series.
Length of current 224 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 6 minutes. It is 3 hours and 20 minutes longer than next lunation 225 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠227.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠262.6°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 11 March 2018 at 09:13 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 March 2018 at 17:17 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 405 071 km (251 699 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 104 km (229 351 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 28 February 2018 at 05:03 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 March 2018 at 03:48 in ♒ Aquarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 11 March 2018 at 06:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.112°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.210° in the next northern standstill on 25 March 2018 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 17 March 2018 at 13:12 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.