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Moon phase on 31 March 2019 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 20% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 28 March 2019 at 04:10.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1920".

Pink Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2019 after 18 days on 19 April 2019 at 11:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 5 April 2019 at 08:50
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 12 April 2019 at 19:06
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 19 April 2019 at 11:12
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2019 at 22:18

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 237 / 1190

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 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 before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2019 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo. 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 1 April 2019 at 00:14 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 191 km

The Moon is 405 191 km (251 774 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 577 km (252 014 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 29 March 2019 at 13:08 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 April 2019 at 18:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

14 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

2 days since the previous standstill on 28 March 2019 at 13:02 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.863°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.016° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 April 2019 at 23:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 5 April 2019 at 08:50 in ♈ Aries 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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