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Moon phase on 24 March 2020 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | March 2020

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 ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 24 March 2020 at 09:28 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 ♈ Aries

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

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1924".

Pink Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2020 after 14 days on 8 April 2020 at 02:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 1 April 2020 at 10:21
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 8 April 2020 at 02:35
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2020 at 22:56
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 23 April 2020 at 02:26

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 250 / 1203

At 09:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 250 of Meeus index or 1203 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.71 days

29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes is the length of new lunation 250. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 251 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.8°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 15:23, this is 14 days after last perigee on 10 March 2020 at 06:33 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 7 April 2020 at 18:08 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 406 690 km

This apogee Moon is 406 690 km (252 705 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2020. It is 1 282 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 19 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 17 March 2020 at 01:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 March 2020 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 17 March 2020 at 14:07 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.540°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.702° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2020 at 09:12 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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