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Moon phase on 29 April 2071 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | April 2071

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 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 30 April 2071 at 02:30 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 ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2071 after 14 days on 14 May 2071 at 03:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 30 April 2071 at 02:30
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 6 May 2071 at 19:05
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 14 May 2071 at 03:24
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 22 May 2071 at 06:18

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 881 / 1834

At 15:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 881 of Meeus index or 1834 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.48 days

29 days, 11 hours and 27 minutes is the length of new lunation 881. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 882 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠284.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠284.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠313.2°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 21 April 2071 at 05:51 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 May 2071 at 02:56 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 377 572 km

Moon is 377 572 km (234 612 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 651 km (227 205 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 27 April 2071 at 16:52 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 May 2071 at 11:27 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 19 April 2071 at 15:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.219°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.278° in the next northern standstill on 3 May 2071 at 11:10 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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