Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 23 March 2088 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 ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2088 after 13 days on 6 April 2088 at 00:59.
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 00:00 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1091 of Meeus index or 2044 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes is the length of new lunation 1091. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 1092 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠309.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.3°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 14 March 2088 at 10:38 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 March 2088 at 07:42 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 374 031 km (232 412 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 634 km (227 816 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 11 March 2088 at 08:26 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 25 March 2088 at 08:46 in ♉ Taurus.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2088 at 00:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.517°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.444° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2088 at 10:38 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.