Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 March 2074 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | March 2074

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

Waxing Crescent 27% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 25 February 2074 at 22:00.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2074 after 9 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 6 March 2074 at 00:43
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 13 March 2074 at 09:01
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 19 March 2074 at 23:58
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 27 March 2074 at 14:19

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 917 / 1870

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 917 of Meeus index or 1870 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes. It is 8 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 3 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠110°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠110°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠144°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 10:49. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 15 February 2074 at 14:22 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 15 March 2074 at 07:27 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 044 km

This apogee Moon is 405 044 km (251 683 mi) away from Earth. It is 364 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 665 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 23 February 2074 at 22:23 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 March 2074 at 10:26 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 21 February 2074 at 13:21 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.259°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.323° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 March 2074 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 13 March 2074 at 09:01 in ♍ Virgo 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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