New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Pisces

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 2 March 2041 at 15:39 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2041 after 15 days on 17 March 2041 at 20:19.

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1935".

New lunation 509 / 1462

At 15:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 509 of Meeus index or lunation 1462 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 50 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2041. It is 27 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit 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 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠14°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠14° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠32.1°.

Moon after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 1 March 2041 at 19:56 in ♒ Aquarius the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 March 2041 at 07:06 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 364 580 km

The Moon is 364 580 km (226 540 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 968 km (252 257 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 22 February 2041 at 16:13 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 7 March 2041 at 03:29 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the last southern standstill on 26 February 2041 at 07:28 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.040° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.133° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 March 2041 at 02:59 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♉ Taurus the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov