Crescent ♈ 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 15 March 2010 at 21:01 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2010 after 13 days on 30 March 2010 at 02:25.
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 21:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 126 of Meeus index or 1079 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 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 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠215.2°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠247.4°.
4 days after point of apogee on 12 March 2010 at 10:07 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 March 2010 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 399 128 km (248 007 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 877 km (224 860 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 10 March 2010 at 08:07 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 24 March 2010 at 13:05 in ♋ Cancer.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 7 March 2010 at 21:18 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.566°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.420° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 March 2010 at 12:15 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.