Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 22 March 2026 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 19 March 2026 at 01:23.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2026 after 10 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.
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.
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 324 of Meeus index or 1277 from Brown series.
Length of current 324 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 325 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠307.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 11:40, this is 11 days after last apogee on 10 March 2026 at 13:43 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 April 2026 at 08:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 366 858 km (227 955 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 350 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 498 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 17 March 2026 at 15:22 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 March 2026 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 11 March 2026 at 21:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.416°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.371° in the next northern standstill on 25 March 2026 at 04:46 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.