Moon* ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 19 March 2015 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 March 2015 at 17:48.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2015 after 16 days on 4 April 2015 at 12:06.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 187 of Meeus index or 1140 from Brown series.
Length of current 187 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 49 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 188 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:38, this is 14 days after last apogee on 5 March 2015 at 07:35 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 April 2015 at 12:59 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 357 584 km (222 192 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 924 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 772 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 7 March 2015 at 21:04 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 21 March 2015 at 02:19 in ♈ Aries.
11 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 14 March 2015 at 01:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.262°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.241° in the next northern standstill on 26 March 2015 at 14:29 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 20 March 2015 at 09:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.