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The new moon.

At 15:33:24 UT Saturday 17 March 2018
the moon’s phase was

NEW

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Some factors that go into this equation:

Universal Time is 15.5733333333333 in decimal hours.
The Julian date was 2458194.5001.
The sun’s ecliptic longitude was 356.993104015438 degrees.
Its mean anomaly was 72.3991694691 degrees.
The moon’s true longitude was 2878.22105109101 degrees.

These calculations incorporate the switch to the English New Style (N.S.)—i.e., Gregorian— calendar after Wednesday, 02 September 1752; the next day became Thursday, 14 September, skipping eleven days. (Please also note that, while fairly accurate, these calculations remain a bit buggy.)

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