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Moon phase on 8 March 2046 Thursday 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 ∠1770" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2046 after 13 days on 22 March 2046 at 09:27.
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 18:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 571 of Meeus index or 1524 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 36 minutes is the length of new lunation 571. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 572 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠184.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of apogee on 7 March 2046 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2046 at 18:59 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 404 895 km (251 590 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 400 km (222 078 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 4 March 2046 at 21:25 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2046 at 03:00 in ♌ Leo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 28 February 2046 at 17:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.260°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.160° in the next northern standstill on 15 March 2046 at 12:23 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.