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Moon phase on 8 March 2043 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | March 2043

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

Waning Crescent 11% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 4 March 2043 at 01:07.

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 ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1870"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1870" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2043 after 17 days on 25 March 2043 at 14:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 11 March 2043 at 09:09
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 18 March 2043 at 01:03
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 25 March 2043 at 14:26
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 2 April 2043 at 18:56

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 533 / 1486

The Moon is 26 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.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠303°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠303°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠327.1°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 1 March 2043 at 13:38 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 March 2043 at 09:10 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 383 341 km

The Moon is 383 341 km (238 197 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 515 km (225 256 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 26 February 2043 at 15:03 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 March 2043 at 14:36 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 5 March 2043 at 13:06 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.608°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.648° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 March 2043 at 08:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 11 March 2043 at 09:09 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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