Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 March 2059 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | March 2059

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 14 March 2059 at 00:05.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1946"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1929".

Worm Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2059 after 13 days on 29 March 2059 at 03:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2059 at 09:28

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 732 / 1685

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 732 of Meeus index or 1685 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 23 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2059. It is 24 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠30°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 13 March 2059 at 06:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 March 2059 at 20:15 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 368 347 km

The Moon is 368 347 km (228 880 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 038 km (252 300 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 6 March 2059 at 00:53 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

24 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 before northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 8 March 2059 at 23:34 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.323°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.421° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 March 2059 at 15:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 29 March 2059 at 03:47 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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