Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 12 March 2070 Wednesday 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 ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2070 after 14 days on 26 March 2070 at 17:31.
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 15:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 868 of Meeus index or 1821 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 38 minutes is the length of new lunation 868. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 869 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠312°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠333.5°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 3 March 2070 at 22:21 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2070 at 17:55 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 376 092 km (233 693 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 070 km (227 465 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 1 March 2070 at 00:18 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 14 March 2070 at 23:47 in ♈ Aries.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2070 at 19:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.883°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.809° in the next northern standstill on 19 March 2070 at 00:13 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.