Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 March 2056 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 8 March 2056 at 15:31.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1899"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 20 days on 31 March 2056 at 10:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 16 March 2056 at 06:52
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 24 March 2056 at 11:17
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 31 March 2056 at 10:25
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 7 April 2056 at 01:33

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 694 / 1647

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 694 of Meeus index or 1647 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 53 minutes. It is 5 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠113.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠113.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠147°.

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 3 March 2056 at 19:44 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 March 2056 at 13:34 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 377 474 km

The Moon is 377 474 km (234 551 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 082 km (252 328 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 28 February 2056 at 01:59 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 March 2056 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 07:45 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.325°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.456° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 25 March 2056 at 00:14.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 16 March 2056 at 06:52 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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