Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 27 March 2017 Monday 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2017 after 14 days on 11 April 2017 at 06:08.
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 14:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 212 of Meeus index or 1165 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 59 minutes is the length of new lunation 212. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 213 length.
Length of current synodic month is 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠295°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.4°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 18 March 2017 at 17:25 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 March 2017 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 374 839 km (232 914 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 855 km (226 089 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 25 March 2017 at 15:41 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 April 2017 at 09:14 in ♍ Virgo.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 21 March 2017 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.912°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.984° in the next northern standstill on 3 April 2017 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.