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

New Moon in Aries

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

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 27 March 2093 at 03:18 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2093 after 15 days on 11 April 2093 at 16:35.

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 ∠1862" and ∠1922".

New lunation 1153 / 2106

At 03:18 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1153 of Meeus index or lunation 2106 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠73.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠73.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠109.2°.

Moon after perigee

6 days since point of perigee on 21 March 2093 at 10:04 in ♑ Capricorn the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 April 2093 at 11:21 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 384 965 km

The Moon is 384 965 km (239 206 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 205 km (251 161 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 22 March 2093 at 12:52 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 5 April 2093 at 10:03 in ♌ Leo.

Moon after southern standstill

6 days since the last southern standstill on 20 March 2093 at 23:15 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.054° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.174° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 April 2093 at 16:04 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♌ Leo 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