Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 March 2022 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | March 2022

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 2 March 2022 at 17:35.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1811"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2022 after 11 days on 18 March 2022 at 07:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 10 March 2022 at 10:45
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 18 March 2022 at 07:17
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 25 March 2022 at 05:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 1 April 2022 at 06:24

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 274 / 1227

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 274 of Meeus index or 1227 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 57 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠56.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠56.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠89.8°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 26 February 2022 at 22:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 March 2022 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 395 879 km

The Moon is 395 879 km (245 988 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 268 km (251 200 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 23 February 2022 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 March 2022 at 08:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 26 February 2022 at 06:37 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.559°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.674° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 March 2022 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 18 March 2022 at 07:17 in ♍ Virgo 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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