Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 March 2036 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | March 2036

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

Waning Crescent 18% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 19 March 2036 at 18:39.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1924".

Pink Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2036 after 18 days on 10 April 2036 at 20:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 27 March 2036 at 20:57
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 4 April 2036 at 00:03
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2036 at 20:22
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 18 April 2036 at 14:06

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 447 / 1400

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 447 of Meeus index or 1400 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes. It is 3 hours and 21 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 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠223.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠223.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠258.5°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 21 March 2036 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 April 2036 at 09:36 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 404 537 km

The Moon is 404 537 km (251 368 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 619 km (229 049 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 10 March 2036 at 13:58 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2036 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 20 March 2036 at 12:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.336°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.439° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 April 2036 at 13:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 27 March 2036 at 20:57 in ♈ Aries 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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