Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 March 2048 Sunday 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 7 March 2048 at 10:45.
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 ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2048 after 21 days on 30 March 2048 at 02:04.
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 595 of Meeus index or 1548 from Brown series.
Length of current 595 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 56 minutes. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 596 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠64.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠100.4°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 5 March 2048 at 02:21 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 March 2048 at 14:41 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 365 529 km (227 129 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 637 km (251 430 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 14:31 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 22 March 2048 at 14:49 in ♊ Gemini.
At 14:31 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 7 March 2048 at 13:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.235°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.093° in the next northern standstill on 21 March 2048 at 12:10 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 14 March 2048 at 14:28 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.