Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 23 March 2069 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.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 ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2069 after 14 days on 6 April 2069 at 16:13.
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 01:13 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 856 of Meeus index or 1809 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 856. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 857 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.9°. 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 15:45, this is 12 days after last apogee on 10 March 2069 at 22:33 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 April 2069 at 02:44 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 672 km (222 247 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 836 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 684 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 12 March 2069 at 17:45 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 March 2069 at 18:54 in ♉ Taurus.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2069 at 15:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.085°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.006° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2069 at 06:45 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.