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Moon phase on 23 March 2050 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | March 2050

New Moon phase
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New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 March 2050 at 00:41 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 ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1925".

Pink Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2050 after 14 days on 7 April 2050 at 08:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 30 March 2050 at 04:17
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 7 April 2050 at 08:12
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2050 at 18:24
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 21 April 2050 at 10:25

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 621 / 1574

At 00:41 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 621 of Meeus index or 1574 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.41 days

29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 621. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 622 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠21.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠41.9°. 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 21 March 2050 at 17:48 in ♓ Pisces. 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 2 April 2050 at 21:09 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 368 177 km

Moon is 368 177 km (228 775 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 540 km (251 991 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 13 March 2050 at 20:52 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 March 2050 at 10:48 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, 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 15 March 2050 at 22:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.702°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.614° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2050 at 12:55 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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