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Moon phase on 1 April 2022 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | April 2022

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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 April 2022 at 06:24 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 ∠1843" and ∠1920".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2022 after 15 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 9 April 2022 at 06:47
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2022 at 18:55
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 23 April 2022 at 11:56
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 30 April 2022 at 20:28

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 275 / 1228

At 06:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 275 of Meeus index or 1228 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.59 days

29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes is the length of new lunation 275. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 276 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠89.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠89.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠126°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2022 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 7 April 2022 at 19:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 388 953 km

Moon is 388 953 km (241 684 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 438 km (251 306 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 22 March 2022 at 08:12 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 April 2022 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 25 March 2022 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.787°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.880° in the next northern standstill on 8 April 2022 at 08:15 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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