Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 7 April 2016 Thursday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2016 after 14 days on 22 April 2016 at 05:24.
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 11:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 201 of Meeus index or 1154 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 6 minutes is the length of new lunation 201. It is 36 minutes longer than next lunation 202 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 31 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10.8°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:36, this is 13 days after last apogee on 25 March 2016 at 14:16 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 April 2016 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 164 km (221 931 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 344 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 192 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 5 April 2016 at 17:27 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 April 2016 at 18:04 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 30 March 2016 at 22:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.239°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.288° in the next northern standstill on 12 April 2016 at 12:12 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.