Moon* ♈ Aries
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 28 March 2017 at 02:57 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 59 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 45 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 24 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠295°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠321.4°.
8 days after point of apogee on 18 March 2017 at 17:25 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 March 2017 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 374 839 km (232 914 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 855 km (226 089 mi).
1 day after descending node on 25 March 2017 at 15:41 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 April 2017 at 09:14 in ♍ Virgo.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 21 March 2017 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.912°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.984° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 April 2017 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.