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 less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 20 March 2053 at 07:11 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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2053 after 13 days on 3 April 2053 at 06:22.

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 ∠1877" and ∠1926".

New lunation 658 / 1611

At 07:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 658 of Meeus index or lunation 1611 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.48 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 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 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 2 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠288°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠288° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠316.1°.

Moon before perigee

7 days since point of apogee on 12 March 2053 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 March 2053 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini.

Distance to Moon 381 870 km

The Moon is 381 870 km (237 283 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 681 km (229 709 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 19 March 2053 at 23:33 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 1 April 2053 at 21:29 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the last southern standstill on 13 March 2053 at 04:30 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.150° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.163° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 March 2053 at 19:19 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♍ Virgo 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