Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 9 March 2016 Wednesday 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 ∠25° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2016 after 14 days on 23 March 2016 at 12:01.
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 01:54 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 200 of Meeus index or 1153 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes is the length of new lunation 200. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 201 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠339.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠355.6°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 27 February 2016 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2016 at 07:02 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 365 383 km (227 038 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 509 km (223 389 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 06:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 22 March 2016 at 12:59 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 3 March 2016 at 14:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.210°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.206° in the next northern standstill on 16 March 2016 at 05:01 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.