Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 5 March 2011 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.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 about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2011 after 14 days on 19 March 2011 at 18:10.
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 20:46 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 138 of Meeus index or 1091 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 46 minutes is the length of new lunation 138. It is 1 hour and 28 minutes longer than next lunation 139 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠167°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.9°. 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°).
14 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2011 at 07:27 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 March 2011 at 07:50 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 405 335 km (251 863 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 584 km (252 640 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 26 February 2011 at 20:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 March 2011 at 11:55 in ♊ Gemini.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 25 February 2011 at 22:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.985°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.825° in the next northern standstill on 12 March 2011 at 17:06 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.