Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 March 2079 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | March 2079

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

Waxing Crescent 19% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 3 March 2079 at 13:49.

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 ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2079 after 10 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 10 March 2079 at 10:37
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 17 March 2079 at 13:45
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 March 2079 at 15:46
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 2 April 2079 at 01:30

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 979 / 1932

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 979 of Meeus index or 1932 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠296.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠322.3°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 23 February 2079 at 18:10 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 March 2079 at 01:47 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 365 468 km

The Moon is 365 468 km (227 091 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 876 km (229 209 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 01:24 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 20 March 2079 at 07:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 01:24 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 26 February 2079 at 08:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.818°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.915° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 March 2079 at 13:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45 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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