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

New Moon in Aries

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 30 March 2052 at 18:27 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Pink Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2052 after 14 days on 14 April 2052 at 02:29.

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 ∠1946" and ∠1920".

New lunation 646 / 1599

At 18:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 646 of Meeus index or lunation 1599 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠335.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠335.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠352.1°.

Moon before perigee

10 days since point of apogee on 20 March 2052 at 04:36 in ♏ Scorpio the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 April 2052 at 05:25 in ♉ Taurus.

Distance to Moon 368 343 km

The Moon is 368 343 km (228 878 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 446 km (223 971 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after ascending node on 16 March 2052 at 22:32 in ♎ Libra the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following day until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 31 March 2052 at 00:11 in ♈ Aries.

Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the last southern standstill on 22 March 2052 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.333° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.325° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 April 2052 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♎ Libra the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first 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