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Moon phase on 8 March 2046 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | March 2046

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 7 March 2046 at 18:15 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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2046 after 13 days on 22 March 2046 at 09:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 15 March 2046 at 17:13
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 22 March 2046 at 09:27
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 29 March 2046 at 06:57
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 6 April 2046 at 11:52

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 571 / 1524

At 18:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 571 of Meeus index or 1524 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.73 days

29 days, 17 hours and 36 minutes is the length of new lunation 571. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 572 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠184.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠184.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.1°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 7 March 2046 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces. 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 21 March 2046 at 18:59 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 895 km

Moon is 404 895 km (251 590 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 400 km (222 078 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 4 March 2046 at 21:25 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2046 at 03:00 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 28 February 2046 at 17:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.260°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.160° in the next northern standstill on 15 March 2046 at 12:23 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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