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Moon phase on 16 April 2018 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | April 2018

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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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 April 2018 at 01:57 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 ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1895" and ∠1912".

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2018 after 13 days on 30 April 2018 at 00:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 22 April 2018 at 21:46
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 30 April 2018 at 00:58
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 8 May 2018 at 02:09
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 15 May 2018 at 11:48

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 226 / 1179

At 01:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 226 of Meeus index or 1179 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 51 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.5°

The true anomaly is ∠296.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠321.7°.

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of apogee on 8 April 2018 at 05:32 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 20 April 2018 at 14:44 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 378 245 km

The Moon is 378 245 km (235 031 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 713 km (229 108 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 10 April 2018 at 08:09 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 April 2018 at 12:19 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 7 April 2018 at 14:37 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.320°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.445° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 April 2018 at 07:38 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

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