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Moon phase on 1 March 2014 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | March 2014

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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 March 2014 at 08:00 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 ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2014 after 15 days on 16 March 2014 at 17:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 8 March 2014 at 13:27
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 16 March 2014 at 17:09
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 24 March 2014 at 01:46
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 30 March 2014 at 18:45

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 175 / 1128

At 08:00 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 175 of Meeus index or 1128 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.45 days

29 days, 10 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 175. It is 45 minutes shorter than next lunation 176 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠25.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠25.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠46.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 27 February 2014 at 19:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 March 2014 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 368 400 km

Moon is 368 400 km (228 913 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 367 km (251 883 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 20 February 2014 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2014 at 17:45 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 24 February 2014 at 01:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.175°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.084° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2014 at 22:54 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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