Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 23 March 2042 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 March 2042 at 17:23.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2042 after 13 days on 5 April 2042 at 14:16.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 522 of Meeus index or 1475 from Brown series.
Length of current 522 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 523 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠359.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 21 March 2042 at 17:40 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 April 2042 at 05:51 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 365 169 km (226 905 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 302 km (252 464 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 10:11 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 6 April 2042 at 12:20 in ♎ Libra.
At 10:11 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2042 at 17:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.137°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.188° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2042 at 05:49 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 5 April 2042 at 14:16 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.