New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Pisces

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 14 March 2002 at 02:03 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2002 after 14 days on 28 March 2002 at 18:25.

Super spring tide

There is extremely high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is heavy, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment and the near perigee.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1930".

New lunation 27 / 980

At 02:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 27 of Meeus index or lunation 980 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.72 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠180.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠180.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.7°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 01:09 about 14 days since last perigee on 27 February 2002 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next perigee on 28 March 2002 at 07:42 in ♎ Libra.

Distance to Moon 406 705 km

This apogee Moon is 406 705 km (252 715 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2002. It is 1 297 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 4 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 6 March 2002 at 16:19 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 21 March 2002 at 08:14 in ♊ Gemini.

Moon after southern standstill

6 days since the last southern standstill on 8 March 2002 at 01:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.510° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.668° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 March 2002 at 19:53 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♊ Gemini the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov