Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 23 March 2031 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.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 ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1866" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2031 after 15 days on 7 April 2031 at 17:21.
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 03:49 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 386 of Meeus index or 1339 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes is the length of new lunation 386. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 387 length.
Length of current synodic month is 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠70.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠106.4°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 17 March 2031 at 18:58 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 March 2031 at 15:24 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 384 196 km (238 728 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 227 km (251 175 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 14 March 2031 at 11:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 March 2031 at 14:22 in ♉ Taurus.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2031 at 19:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.353°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.242° in the next northern standstill on 29 March 2031 at 04:58 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.