Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 31 March 2014 Monday 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 about ∠20° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1895" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2014 after 14 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.
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 18:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 176 of Meeus index or 1129 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes is the length of new lunation 176. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 177 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠46.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠76.9°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 27 March 2014 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 378 340 km (235 090 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 503 km (251 347 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 19 March 2014 at 06:30 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30 in ♈ Aries.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 23 March 2014 at 07:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.997°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.957° in the next northern standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.