Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 March 2024 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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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 3 March 2024 at 15:24.

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 ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2024 after 16 days on 25 March 2024 at 07:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 10 March 2024 at 09:00
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 17 March 2024 at 04:11
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 March 2024 at 07:00
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 2 April 2024 at 03:15

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 298 / 1251

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 298 of Meeus index or 1251 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 1 minute. It is 41 minutes longer 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 26 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠345.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠1.4°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 25 February 2024 at 15:00 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2024 at 07:06 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 365 139 km

The Moon is 365 139 km (226 887 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 895 km (221 764 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 27 February 2024 at 22:53 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 March 2024 at 01:18 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 5 March 2024 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.477°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.526° at the point of next northern standstill on 17 March 2024 at 14:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 10 March 2024 at 09:00 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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