Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 March 2054 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 1 March 2054 at 07:36.
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 about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2054 after 20 days on 23 March 2054 at 17:21.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 669 of Meeus index or 1622 from Brown series.
Length of current 669 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 670 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠193.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠220.6°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 21 February 2054 at 07:51 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 March 2054 at 16:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 402 384 km (250 030 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 875 km (252 199 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 22 February 2054 at 12:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 March 2054 at 13:36 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 09:21 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.648°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2054. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.685° in its northern standstill point on 17 March 2054 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 9 March 2054 at 12:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.