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Moon phase on 29 April 2014 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | April 2014

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 29 April 2014 at 06:14 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1860" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2014 after 15 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 7 May 2014 at 03:15
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 14 May 2014 at 19:16
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 May 2014 at 12:59
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 28 May 2014 at 18:40

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.

New lunation 177 / 1130

At 06:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 177 of Meeus index or 1130 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.52 days

29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes is the length of new lunation 177. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 178 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠76.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠76.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 May 2014 at 10:22 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 385 275 km

Moon is 385 275 km (239 399 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 319 km (251 232 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2014 at 22:06 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.946°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.961° in the next northern standstill on 2 May 2014 at 15:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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