New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Pisces

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 3 March 2079 at 13:49 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2079 after 14 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45.

Spring tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1883" and ∠1935".

New lunation 979 / 1932

At 13:49 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 979 of Meeus index or lunation 1932 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠296.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠296.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠322.3°.

Moon before perigee

7 days since point of apogee on 23 February 2079 at 18:10 in ♏ Scorpio the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 March 2079 at 01:47 in ♉ Taurus.

Distance to Moon 380 713 km

The Moon is 380 713 km (236 564 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 876 km (229 209 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 21 February 2079 at 02:05 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 7 March 2079 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the last southern standstill on 26 February 2079 at 08:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.818° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.915° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 March 2079 at 13:15 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♈ Aries the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov