Moon* ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 18 March 2026 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 ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2026 after 14 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.
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 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.
29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 323. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 324 length.
Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠276.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠307.9°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 10 March 2026 at 13:43 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 March 2026 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 379 348 km (235 716 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 858 km (227 955 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 17 March 2026 at 15:22 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 March 2026 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 11 March 2026 at 21:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.416°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.371° in the next northern standstill on 25 March 2026 at 04:46 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.