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Moon phase on 6 March 2019 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | March 2019

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 6 March 2019 at 16:04 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 ∠14° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2019 after 14 days on 21 March 2019 at 01:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 14 March 2019 at 10:27
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 21 March 2019 at 01:43
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 28 March 2019 at 04:10
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 5 April 2019 at 08:50

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 237 / 1190

At 16:04 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 237 of Meeus index or 1190 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.7 days

29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes is the length of new lunation 237. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 238 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠200.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠200.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠228.7°. 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

2 days after point of apogee on 4 March 2019 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 March 2019 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 119 km

Moon is 404 119 km (251 108 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 381 km (223 309 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 2 March 2019 at 11:03 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 March 2019 at 16:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 1 March 2019 at 06:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.642°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.761° in the next northern standstill on 15 March 2019 at 17:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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