Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 28 March 2017 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2017 after 13 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 02:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 213 of Meeus index or 1166 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 19 minutes is the length of new lunation 213. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than next lunation 214 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.4°. 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°).
9 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 March 2017 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 370 673 km (230 326 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 855 km (226 089 mi).
2 days 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 April 2017 at 09:14 in ♍ Virgo.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 21 March 2017 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.912°. Next 5 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.