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Moon phase on 8 March 2059 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 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 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 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 7 March 2059 at 08:47.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1923"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2059 after 20 days on 29 March 2059 at 03:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 14 March 2059 at 00:05
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 20 March 2059 at 23:30
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 29 March 2059 at 03:47
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 5 April 2059 at 18:46

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 731 / 1684

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 731 of Meeus index or 1684 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 38 minutes. It is 15 minutes longer 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠357°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠357°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠12.4°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 26 February 2059 at 13:16 in ♌ Leo. 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 2059 at 06:38 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 372 708 km

The Moon is 372 708 km (231 590 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 773 km (222 310 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 6 March 2059 at 00:53 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 March 2059 at 12:04 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 23:34 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.323°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.421° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 21 March 2059 at 15:46.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 14 March 2059 at 00:05 in ♈ Aries 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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