Moon ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 3 March 2068 Saturday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2068 after 15 days on 18 March 2068 at 22:56.
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 23:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 843 of Meeus index or 1796 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 843. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2068. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 844 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19.9°. 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 18:11, this is 13 days after last apogee on 18 February 2068 at 20:46 in ♍ Virgo. 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 16 March 2068 at 22:03 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 356 802 km (221 706 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2068. It is 5 706 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 377 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 26 February 2068 at 04:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 March 2068 at 14:23 in ♉ Taurus.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 27 February 2068 at 02:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.894°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.781° in the next northern standstill on 10 March 2068 at 14:54 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.