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Moon phase on 5 April 2019 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | April 2019

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 ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 5 April 2019 at 08:50 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2019 after 13 days on 19 April 2019 at 11:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 12 April 2019 at 19:06
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 19 April 2019 at 11:12
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2019 at 22:18
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 4 May 2019 at 22:45

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 238 / 1191

At 08:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 238 of Meeus index or 1191 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.58 days

29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 238. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than next lunation 239 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠228.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠228.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠263°. 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°).

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 1 April 2019 at 00:14 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 April 2019 at 22:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 397 468 km

Moon is 397 468 km (246 975 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 209 km (226 309 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 29 March 2019 at 13:08 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 April 2019 at 18:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2019 at 13:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.863°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.016° in the next northern standstill on 11 April 2019 at 23:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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