New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Aries

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 1%. Lunar cycle is 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 8 April 2005 at 20:32 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Pink Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2005 after 14 days on 24 April 2005 at 10:06.

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1915".

New lunation 65 / 1018

At 20:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 65 of Meeus index or lunation 1018 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 31 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠62.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠62.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠96.6°.

Moon after perigee

5 days since point of perigee on 4 April 2005 at 11:10 in ♒ Aquarius the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 April 2005 at 18:41 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 383 064 km

The Moon is 383 064 km (238 025 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 304 km (251 223 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 02:59 crossing the ecliptic from South to North. Lunar position remains north of if for the upcoming 14 days until Moon's next descending node later on 23 April 2005 at 13:30 in ♎ Libra.

Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the last southern standstill on 1 April 2005 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.372° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.381° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 April 2005 at 16:38 in ♊ Gemini.

New draconic month

At 02:59 in the point ot ascending node the Moon is completing the last draconic month and is entering a new one while the lunar orbit is crossing the ecliptic from South to North.

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov