Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 1 March 2014 Saturday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2014 after 15 days on 16 March 2014 at 17:09.
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 08:00 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 175 of Meeus index or 1128 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 175. It is 45 minutes shorter than next lunation 176 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠25.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠46.9°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 27 February 2014 at 19:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 March 2014 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 368 400 km (228 913 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 367 km (251 883 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 20 February 2014 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2014 at 17:45 in ♈ Aries.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 24 February 2014 at 01:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.175°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.084° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2014 at 22:54 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.