Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 21 March 2042 Friday is New Moon, 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 ∠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.
29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 522. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 523 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠359.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:40, this is 13 days after last apogee on 8 March 2042 at 05:04 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the 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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 10 March 2042 at 07:08 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 March 2042 at 10:11 in ♈ Aries.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2042 at 17:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.137°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.188° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2042 at 05:49 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.