Moon ♈ Aries
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 1 April 2003 at 19:19 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2003 after 15 days on 16 April 2003 at 19:36.
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.
At 19:19 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 40 of Meeus index or 993 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2003. It is 51 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠157.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.7°.
12 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2003 at 18:57 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 April 2003 at 04:31 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 402 826 km (250 304 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 211 km (252 408 mi).
9 days after descending node on 22 March 2003 at 17:37 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 April 2003 at 21:41 in ♉ Taurus.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 25 March 2003 at 11:01 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.258°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.383° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 April 2003 at 03:25 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.