Crescent ♈ Aries
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 21 March 2042 at 17:23 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2042 after 15 days on 5 April 2042 at 14:16.
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 17:23 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 522 of Meeus index or 1475 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 20 minutes longer 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠359.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠15.5°.
Moon is at perigee at 17:40. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 8 March 2042 at 05:04 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 4 April 2042 at 05:51 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 356 943 km (221 794 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2042. It is 5 565 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 518 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after descending node on 10 March 2042 at 07:08 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 March 2042 at 10:11 in ♈ Aries.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 15 March 2042 at 17:54 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.137°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.188° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 March 2042 at 05:49 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.