Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 March 2018 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2018 | March 2018

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.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 9 March 2018 at 11:20.

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 ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1818"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1929".

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2018 after 15 days on 31 March 2018 at 12:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 17 March 2018 at 13:12
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 24 March 2018 at 15:35
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 31 March 2018 at 12:37
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 8 April 2018 at 07:18

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 224 / 1177

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 224 of Meeus index or 1177 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 6 minutes. It is 3 hours and 20 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 41 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠227.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠227.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠262.6°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 11 March 2018 at 09:13 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 March 2018 at 17:17 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 394 351 km

The Moon is 394 351 km (245 038 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 104 km (229 351 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 14 March 2018 at 03:48 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 March 2018 at 10:56 in ♌ Leo.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 11 March 2018 at 06:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.112°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.210° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 March 2018 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 17 March 2018 at 13:12 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.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Back to: Top of page