Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 March 2040 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | March 2040

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

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% 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 6 March 2040 at 07:19.

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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2040 after 19 days on 28 March 2040 at 15:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 13 March 2040 at 01:46
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 20 March 2040 at 17:59
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 28 March 2040 at 15:11
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2040 at 14:06

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 496 / 1449

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 496 of Meeus index or 1449 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 52 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠30.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠30.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠53.5°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 12:23. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 22 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 21 March 2040 at 11:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 367 227 km

This perigee Moon is 367 227 km (228 184 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 719 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 129 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 5 March 2040 at 16:03 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 March 2040 at 16:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 7 March 2040 at 22:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.776°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.893° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 March 2040 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 13 March 2040 at 01:46 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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