Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 26 March 2042 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2042 after 10 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 5 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°).
4 days 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 April 2042 at 05:51 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 375 700 km (233 449 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 302 km (252 464 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 23 March 2042 at 10:11 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 April 2042 at 12:20 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2042 at 17:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.137°. Next day 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 10 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.