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Moon phase on 30 April 2022 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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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 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 30 April 2022 at 20:28 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 ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2022 after 15 days on 16 May 2022 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2022 at 00:21
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 16 May 2022 at 04:14
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 May 2022 at 18:43
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 30 May 2022 at 11:30

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 276 / 1229

At 20:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 276 of Meeus index or 1229 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.63 days

29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes is the length of new lunation 276. It is 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 277 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠126°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠126°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.2°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2022 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 May 2022 at 12:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 395 419 km

Moon is 395 419 km (245 702 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 287 km (251 834 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 18 April 2022 at 14:01 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 May 2022 at 19:53 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

25 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

8 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2022 at 17:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.937°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.967° in the next northern standstill on 5 May 2022 at 15:55 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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