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Moon phase on 11 April 2021 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | April 2021

New Moon phase
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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 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 12 April 2021 at 02:31 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 ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2021 after 15 days on 27 April 2021 at 03:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2021 at 02:31
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 20 April 2021 at 06:59
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2021 at 03:31
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2021 at 19:50

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 262 / 1215

At 10:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 262 of Meeus index or 1215 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.67 days

29 days, 16 hours and 10 minutes is the length of new lunation 262. It is 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 263 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠124.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠124.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154.8°. 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 before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 30 March 2021 at 06:12 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 April 2021 at 17:47 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 401 505 km

Moon is 401 505 km (249 484 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 120 km (252 351 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 2 April 2021 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 April 2021 at 05:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 4 April 2021 at 02:08 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.412°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.532° in the next northern standstill on 18 April 2021 at 16:02 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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