Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 26 March 2009 Thursday is New Moon, 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 ∠1861" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2009 after 14 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56.
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 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.
29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes is the length of new lunation 114. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 115 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠311.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
6 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2009 at 13:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 April 2009 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 385 254 km (239 386 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 014 km (229 916 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 22 March 2009 at 02:12 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2009 at 07:22 in ♌ Leo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2009 at 05:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.896°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.780° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2009 at 02:50 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.