Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 2 March 2022 Wednesday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2022 after 15 days on 18 March 2022 at 07:17.
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 17:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 274 of Meeus index or 1227 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 50 minutes is the length of new lunation 274. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 275 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠56.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠89.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
3 days after point of perigee on 26 February 2022 at 22:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 March 2022 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 377 259 km (234 418 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 268 km (251 200 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 23 February 2022 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 March 2022 at 08:22 in ♉ Taurus.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 26 February 2022 at 06:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.559°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.674° in the next northern standstill on 12 March 2022 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.