Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 2 March 2071 Monday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠18° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2071 after 13 days on 16 March 2071 at 01:18.
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 00:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 880 of Meeus index or 1833 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 32 minutes is the length of new lunation 880. It is 3 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 881 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠284.2°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 24 February 2071 at 13:58 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 March 2071 at 10:31 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 391 357 km (243 178 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 245 km (228 195 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 17 February 2071 at 12:08 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2071 at 00:24 in ♈ Aries.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 23 February 2071 at 23:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.262°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.201° in the next northern standstill on 9 March 2071 at 22:59 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.