Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 16 March 2045 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 March 2045 at 12:50.
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 ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2045 after 16 days on 1 April 2045 at 18:43.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 558 of Meeus index or 1511 from Brown series.
Length of current 558 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 24 minutes. It is 3 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 559 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠207.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠238.6°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 13 March 2045 at 18:23 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 March 2045 at 17:25 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 402 680 km (250 214 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 846 km (227 326 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 12:51 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 March 2045 at 22:04 in ♌ Leo.
At 12:51 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous South standstill on 10 March 2045 at 22:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.164°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.089° in the next northern standstill on 25 March 2045 at 07:00 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 18 March 2045 at 17:15 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.