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Moon phase on 22 March 2031 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | March 2031

New Moon phase
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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 23 March 2031 at 03:49 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 ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1889" and ∠1925".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2031 after 16 days on 7 April 2031 at 17:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 23 March 2031 at 03:49
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 31 March 2031 at 00:32
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 7 April 2031 at 17:21
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2031 at 12:58

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 385 / 1338

At 15:49 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 385 of Meeus index or 1338 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠41.9°

The true anomaly is ∠41.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠70.3°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 17 March 2031 at 18:58 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 March 2031 at 15:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 379 375 km

The Moon is 379 375 km (235 733 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 227 km (251 175 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 14 March 2031 at 11:38 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 March 2031 at 14:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 15 March 2031 at 19:06 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.353°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.242° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 March 2031 at 04:58 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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