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Moon phase on 15 March 2010 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | March 2010

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 15 March 2010 at 21:01 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1929".

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2010 after 14 days on 30 March 2010 at 02:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 23 March 2010 at 11:00
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 30 March 2010 at 02:25
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 6 April 2010 at 09:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 14 April 2010 at 12:29

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 126 / 1079

At 21:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 126 of Meeus index or 1079 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 126. It is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 127 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠215.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠215.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠247.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 12 March 2010 at 10:07 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 March 2010 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 402 013 km

Moon is 402 013 km (249 799 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 877 km (224 860 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 10 March 2010 at 08:07 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2010 at 13:05 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2010 at 21:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.566°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.420° in the next northern standstill on 22 March 2010 at 12:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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