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Moon phase on 17 April 2045 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | April 2045

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 17 April 2045 at 07:27 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 is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1911".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 13 days on 1 May 2045 at 05:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 April 2045 at 07:12
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 1 May 2045 at 05:52
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 9 May 2045 at 02:51
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 16 May 2045 at 18:26

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 560 / 1513

At 07:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 560 of Meeus index or 1513 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.46 days

29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 560. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 561 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠274.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠274.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.3°. 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 after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 10 April 2045 at 13:48 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 April 2045 at 22:26 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 385 629 km

Moon is 385 629 km (239 619 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 865 km (229 823 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 12 April 2045 at 18:23 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 April 2045 at 01:40 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 7 April 2045 at 06:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.012°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.903° in the next northern standstill on 21 April 2045 at 12:18 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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