Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 31 March 2071 Tuesday is New Moon, 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 ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2071 after 14 days on 14 April 2071 at 13:56.
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 15:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 881 of Meeus index or 1834 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 27 minutes is the length of new lunation 881. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 882 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠284.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠313.2°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 24 March 2071 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 April 2071 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 384 484 km (238 907 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 847 km (229 812 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 08:03 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 13 April 2071 at 06:06 in ♎ Libra.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 23 March 2071 at 07:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.172°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.186° in the next northern standstill on 6 April 2071 at 04:30 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.