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Moon phase on 4 March 2068 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | March 2068

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 3 March 2068 at 23:38 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 ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2068 after 14 days on 18 March 2068 at 22:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 10 March 2068 at 19:26
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 18 March 2068 at 22:56
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 26 March 2068 at 18:20
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 2 April 2068 at 08:51

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 843 / 1796

At 23:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 843 of Meeus index or 1796 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.38 days

29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 843. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2068. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 844 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠3.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19.9°. 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 3 March 2068 at 18:11 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 March 2068 at 22:03 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 363 871 km

Moon is 363 871 km (226 099 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 376 km (252 510 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 26 February 2068 at 04:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 March 2068 at 14:23 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 27 February 2068 at 02:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.894°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.781° in the next northern standstill on 10 March 2068 at 14:54 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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