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Moon phase on 8 April 2024 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | April 2024

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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 8 April 2024 at 18:21 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 ∠1964" and ∠1916".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2024 after 15 days on 23 April 2024 at 23:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 15 April 2024 at 19:13
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 23 April 2024 at 23:49
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 1 May 2024 at 11:27
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 8 May 2024 at 03:22

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 300 / 1253

At 18:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 300 of Meeus index or 1253 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.38 days

29 days, 9 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 300. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2024. It is 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 301 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 26 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠17.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠17.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 7 April 2024 at 17:53 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 April 2024 at 02:09 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 364 957 km

Moon is 364 957 km (226 774 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 625 km (252 044 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 12:20 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 22 April 2024 at 10:45 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 12:20 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 1 April 2024 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.559°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.552° in the next northern standstill on 13 April 2024 at 22:36 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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