Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 5 March 2043 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 4 March 2043 at 01:07.
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 passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2043 after 20 days on 25 March 2043 at 14:26.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 533 of Meeus index or 1486 from Brown series.
Length of current 533 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 534 length.
Length of current synodic month is 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠303°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠327.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
3 days after point of apogee on 1 March 2043 at 13:38 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2043 at 09:10 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 397 004 km (246 687 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 515 km (225 256 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 26 February 2043 at 15:03 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 March 2043 at 14:36 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 13:06 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.608°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.648° in its northern standstill point on 18 March 2043 at 08:45 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 11 March 2043 at 09:09 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.