Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 15 March 2029 Thursday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠1770" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2029 after 14 days on 30 March 2029 at 02:26.
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 04:19 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 361 of Meeus index or 1314 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 21 minutes is the length of new lunation 361. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 362 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 37 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠164.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠188.3°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 1 March 2029 at 18:30 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 March 2029 at 21:33 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 404 886 km (251 584 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 528 km (252 605 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 9 March 2029 at 05:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 March 2029 at 20:28 in ♋ Cancer.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2029 at 11:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.921°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.763° in the next northern standstill on 22 March 2029 at 05:25 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.