New Moon on

Moon phase on 30 March 2014 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Moon phase details for

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.

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Moonrise and moonset

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

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1921".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April after 15 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.

Moon in Aries

Moon is passing about ∠5° of Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Lunar orbit details for

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 176 / 1129

At 18:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 176 of Meeus index or 1129 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes is the length of new lunation 176. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 177.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

True anomaly ∠46.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠46.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠76.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 27 March 2014 at 18:30, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 9 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52.

Distance to Moon 373 786 km

Moon is 373 786 km (232 260 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 2 days, distance is 365 706 km (227 239 mi). Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 503 km (251 347 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 19 March 2014 at 06:30, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30.

Draconic month

11 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 23 March 2014 at 07:28, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-18.997°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 5 days to face North declination of ∠18.957° in the next northern standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

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