Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 March 2030 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | March 2030

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 4 March 2030 at 06:35.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2030 after 14 days on 19 March 2030 at 17:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 12 March 2030 at 08:48
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 19 March 2030 at 17:56
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 26 March 2030 at 09:51
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 2 April 2030 at 22:02

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 373 / 1326

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 373 of Meeus index or 1326 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 42 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 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠104.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠104.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠139°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 22 February 2030 at 10:01 in ♎ Libra. 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 2030 at 02:23 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 396 594 km

The Moon is 396 594 km (246 432 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 748 km (251 499 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 26 February 2030 at 05:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 March 2030 at 06:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 25 February 2030 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.278°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.130° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 March 2030 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 14 days

In 14 days on 19 March 2030 at 17:56 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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