Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 3 April 2011 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2011 after 14 days on 18 April 2011 at 02:44.
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 14:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 139 of Meeus index or 1092 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 139. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 140 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠190.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠216.7°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 2 April 2011 at 09:00 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 April 2011 at 05:59 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 405 110 km (251 724 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 088 km (222 506 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 25 March 2011 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 April 2011 at 12:48 in ♊ Gemini.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2011 at 05:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.716°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.569° in the next northern standstill on 8 April 2011 at 22:55 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.