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Moon phase on 26 March 2009 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | March 2009

New Moon phase
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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 ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 March 2009 at 16:06 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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1923".

Pink Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2009 after 14 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2009 at 14:34
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 9 April 2009 at 14:56
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2009 at 13:36
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 April 2009 at 03:23

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 114 / 1067

At 16:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 114 of Meeus index or 1067 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282.4°

The true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠311.7°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2009 at 13:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 April 2009 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 385 254 km

The Moon is 385 254 km (239 386 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 014 km (229 916 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 22 March 2009 at 02:12 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2009 at 07:22 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 18 March 2009 at 05:07 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.896°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.780° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 April 2009 at 02:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

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