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Moon phase on 20 April 2042 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | April 2042

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 ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 20 April 2042 at 02:19 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 ∠1958" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2042 after 14 days on 5 May 2042 at 06:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 27 April 2042 at 02:19
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 5 May 2042 at 06:48
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 12 May 2042 at 19:18
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 19 May 2042 at 10:55

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 523 / 1476

At 02:19 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 523 of Meeus index or 1476 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.36 days

29 days, 8 hours and 36 minutes is the length of new lunation 523. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2042. It is 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 524 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠15.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠15.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠33.6°. 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 19 April 2042 at 04:27 in ♈ Aries. 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 1 May 2042 at 15:06 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 366 022 km

Moon is 366 022 km (227 436 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 696 km (252 088 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 19 April 2042 at 21:10 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 May 2042 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 12 April 2042 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.222°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.217° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2042 at 14:03 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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