Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 7 March 2019 Thursday 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 ∠1783" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2019 after 13 days on 21 March 2019 at 01:43.
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 16:04 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 237 of Meeus index or 1190 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes is the length of new lunation 237. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 238 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠200.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠228.7°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 4 March 2019 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 March 2019 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 402 091 km (249 848 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 381 km (223 309 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 2 March 2019 at 11:03 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 16 March 2019 at 16:22 in ♋ Cancer.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 1 March 2019 at 06:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.642°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.761° in the next northern standstill on 15 March 2019 at 17:59 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.