Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 March 2026 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 11 March 2026 at 09:39.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1788"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1930".

Pink Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2026 after 19 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 19 March 2026 at 01:23
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 25 March 2026 at 19:18
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 2 April 2026 at 02:12
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 10 April 2026 at 04:52

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 323 / 1276

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 323 of Meeus index or 1276 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 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 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠276.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠276.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠307.9°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 10 March 2026 at 13:43 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 March 2026 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 400 937 km

The Moon is 400 937 km (249 131 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 858 km (227 955 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 3 March 2026 at 04:35 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 March 2026 at 15:22 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 11 March 2026 at 21:12 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.416°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.371° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 March 2026 at 04:46 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 19 March 2026 at 01:23 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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