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Moon phase on 22 April 2020 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | April 2020

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 April 2020 at 02:26 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 in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2020 after 14 days on 7 May 2020 at 10:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 23 April 2020 at 02:26
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 30 April 2020 at 20:38
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 7 May 2020 at 10:45
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 14 May 2020 at 14:03

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 250 / 1203

At 09:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 250 of Meeus index or 1203 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 45 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.9°

The true anomaly is ∠177.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠201.8°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 20 April 2020 at 19:01 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 May 2020 at 03:03 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 579 km

The Moon is 404 579 km (251 394 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 656 km (223 480 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 13 April 2020 at 02:58 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 April 2020 at 17:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 13 April 2020 at 21:03 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.805°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.935° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 April 2020 at 15:23 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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