Waning Crescent Moon
Waning Crescent MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Waning Crescent in Aquarius

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 13% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 26 days old.

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.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 9 March 2075 at 20:17.

Pink Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2075 after 18 days on 1 April 2075 at 08:45.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1939"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1930".

Lunation 929 / 1882

The Moon is 26 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 929 of Meeus index or 1882 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes and it is 47 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length same as the mean

The length of the current synodic month is equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠46.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠46.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76.5°.

Moon after perigee

2 days since point of perigee on 10 March 2075 at 13:32 in ♐ Sagittarius 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 23 March 2075 at 23:11 in ♊ Gemini.

Distance to Moon 369 636 km

The Moon is 369 636 km (229 681 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 257 km (251 194 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 12 March 2075 at 03:46 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 26 March 2075 at 01:58 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the last southern standstill on 11 March 2075 at 10:20 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.019° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.138° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 March 2075 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 16 March 2075 at 19:25 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.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov