Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 March 2074 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | March 2074

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

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

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 19 March 2074 at 23:58.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1888"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1925".

Pink Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2074 after 20 days on 11 April 2074 at 18:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 27 March 2074 at 14:19
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 4 April 2074 at 18:40
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 11 April 2074 at 18:30
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 18 April 2074 at 09:22

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 15 March 2074 at 07:27 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 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 31 March 2074 at 02:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 379 571 km

The Moon is 379 571 km (235 854 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 972 km (252 259 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 10 March 2074 at 10:26 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 23 March 2074 at 02:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

12 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 20 March 2074 at 18:34 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.405°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.533° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 April 2074 at 08:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 27 March 2074 at 14:19 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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