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Moon phase on 13 April 2048 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | April 2048

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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 13 April 2048 at 05:20 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 ∠3° 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 ∠1793" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2048 after 14 days on 28 April 2048 at 11:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 21 April 2048 at 10:02
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 28 April 2048 at 11:13
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 5 May 2048 at 02:22
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 12 May 2048 at 20:58

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 597 / 1550

At 05:19 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 597 of Meeus index or 1550 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.65 days

29 days, 15 hours and 38 minutes is the length of new lunation 597. It is 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 598 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠135.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠135.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠163°. 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

12 days after point of perigee on 1 April 2048 at 10:10 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 April 2048 at 07:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 399 847 km

Moon is 399 847 km (248 453 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 534 km (251 987 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 4 April 2048 at 14:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 April 2048 at 16:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 3 April 2048 at 18:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.977°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.861° in the next northern standstill on 17 April 2048 at 19:00 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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