Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 19 March 2007 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2007 after 14 days on 2 April 2007 at 17:15.
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 02:43 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 89 of Meeus index or 1042 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 89. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 90 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:39, this is 12 days after last apogee on 7 March 2007 at 03:37 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2007 at 08:38 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 816 km (222 337 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 692 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 540 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 18 March 2007 at 07:40 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 March 2007 at 11:41 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 12 March 2007 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.608°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.582° in the next northern standstill on 25 March 2007 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.