Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 5 April 2019 Friday 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 ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2019 after 13 days on 19 April 2019 at 11:12.
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 08:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 238 of Meeus index or 1191 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 238. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than next lunation 239 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠228.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠263°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 1 April 2019 at 00:14 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 April 2019 at 22:02 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 397 468 km (246 975 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 209 km (226 309 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 29 March 2019 at 13:08 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 April 2019 at 18:08 in ♋ Cancer.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2019 at 13:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.863°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.016° in the next northern standstill on 11 April 2019 at 23:59 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.