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Moon phase on 4 March 2011 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | March 2011

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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 4 March 2011 at 20:46 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 ∠10° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2011 after 15 days on 19 March 2011 at 18:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 12 March 2011 at 23:45
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 19 March 2011 at 18:10
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 26 March 2011 at 12:07
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 3 April 2011 at 14:32

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 138 / 1091

At 20:46 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 138 of Meeus index or 1091 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.74 days

29 days, 17 hours and 46 minutes is the length of new lunation 138. It is 1 hour and 28 minutes longer than next lunation 139 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠167°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠167°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.9°. 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 before apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2011 at 07:27 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 March 2011 at 07:50 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 312 km

Moon is 404 312 km (251 228 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 584 km (252 640 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 26 February 2011 at 20:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 March 2011 at 11:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 25 February 2011 at 22:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.985°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.825° in the next northern standstill on 12 March 2011 at 17:06 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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