Crescent ♉ Taurus
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 6 April 2008 at 03:55 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2008 after 13 days on 20 April 2008 at 10:25.
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.
At 03:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 102 of Meeus index or 1055 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 23 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠349.4°.
10 days after point of apogee on 26 March 2008 at 20:13 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 April 2008 at 19:28 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 367 356 km (228 264 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 083 km (224 367 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 2 April 2008 at 15:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2008 at 05:48 in ♌ Leo.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 28 March 2008 at 16:00 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.898°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.812° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 April 2008 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.