Moon Phase for Tuesday March 21st, 2023

Information about the current phase of the moon, and upcoming phases for March 21st, 2023.

Moon Phase for Tuesday Mar 21st, 2023

The current moon phase for March 21st, 2023 is the New Moon phase.

On this day, the moon is -0.25 days old and 0.18% illuminated with a tilt of -110.013°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 365,032.51 km and the moon sign is Pisces.

The Moon phase for March 21st, 2023 is the New Moon phase. In this phase, the moon is positioned between the Sun and Earth and is 0% illuminated (i.e the moon is not visible to us in the sky).

Due to the alignment of the Sun, the Moon and Earth, the side of the moon that faces Earth is left in complete darkness. In technical terms this is referred to as a conjunction or Syzygy.

Also, during the New Moon phase, the moon rises and sets at around the same time as the Sun. This brings to the moon too close to the glare of the Sun for us to see the moon with the naked eye.

Fun fact: The moon can't emit its own light, it can only reflect the light from the Sun's rays. Since there is no sunlight during the New Moon phase there is nothing to reflect, so the moon becomes completely dark and unable to be seen in the sky.

Moon Phase Details - Mar 21st, 2023

Phase: New Moon

Moon age: -0.25 days

Moon illumination: 0.18%

Moon tilt: -110.013°

Moon angle: 0.55

Moon distance: 365,032.51 km

Moon sign: Pisces

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Upcoming Moon Phases

Below are the upcoming moon phase dates and times. For more information on each of the phases, you can click the link to find out more.

First Quarter

29 March

Full Moon

06 April

Last Quarter

13 April

New Moon

20 April