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Moon phase on 2 March 2019 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | March 2019

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 26 February 2019 at 11:28.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2019 after 18 days on 21 March 2019 at 01:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 6 March 2019 at 16:04
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 14 March 2019 at 10:27
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 21 March 2019 at 01:43
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 28 March 2019 at 04:10

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 236 / 1189

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 236 of Meeus index or 1189 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 13 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 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠175.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠175.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠200.2°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2019 at 09:06 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 March 2019 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 403 080 km

The Moon is 403 080 km (250 462 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 391 km (252 520 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 11:03 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 16 March 2019 at 16:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 1 March 2019 at 06:23 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.642°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.761° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 March 2019 at 17:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 6 March 2019 at 16:04 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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