Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 3 March 2019 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 26 February 2019 at 11:28.
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 ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2019 after 17 days on 21 March 2019 at 01:43.
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 26 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.
Length of current 236 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 237 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠175.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠200.2°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2019 at 09:06 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 March 2019 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 404 738 km (251 493 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 391 km (252 520 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 2 March 2019 at 11:03 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 March 2019 at 16:22 in ♋ Cancer.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 1 March 2019 at 06:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.642°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.761° in the next northern standstill on 15 March 2019 at 17:59 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 6 March 2019 at 16:04 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.