Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 March 2019 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | March 2019

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 6 March 2019 at 16:04.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2019 after 12 days on 21 March 2019 at 01:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 5 April 2019 at 08:50

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 237 / 1190

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 237 of Meeus index or 1190 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 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 4 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠200.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠200.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠228.7°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 4 March 2019 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 March 2019 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 399 239 km

The Moon is 399 239 km (248 076 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 381 km (223 309 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 2 March 2019 at 11:03 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 16 March 2019 at 16:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

7 days 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 7 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 12 days

In 12 days on 21 March 2019 at 01:43 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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