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Moon phase on 18 March 2026 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | March 2026

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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

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 19 March 2026 at 01:23 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1927".

Pink Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2026 after 14 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 19 March 2026 at 01:23
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 25 March 2026 at 19:18
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 2 April 2026 at 02:12
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 10 April 2026 at 04:52

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 323 / 1276

At 12:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 323 of Meeus index or 1276 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠276.3°

The true anomaly is ∠276.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠307.9°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 10 March 2026 at 13:43 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 22 March 2026 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 379 348 km

The Moon is 379 348 km (235 716 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 858 km (227 955 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 17 March 2026 at 15:22 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 March 2026 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 11 March 2026 at 21:12 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.416°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.371° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 March 2026 at 04:46 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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