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Moon phase on 17 April 2026 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | April 2026

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 17 April 2026 at 11:52 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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1911".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 14 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 April 2026 at 02:32
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 1 May 2026 at 17:23
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 9 May 2026 at 21:10
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 16 May 2026 at 20:01

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 325 / 1278

At 11:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 325 of Meeus index or 1278 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.34 days

29 days, 8 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 325. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 326 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠330.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347.5°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 7 April 2026 at 08:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2026 at 06:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 369 080 km

Moon is 369 080 km (229 336 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 631 km (224 707 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 13 April 2026 at 23:43 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 April 2026 at 14:36 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 8 April 2026 at 05:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.291°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.210° in the next northern standstill on 21 April 2026 at 11:12 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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