Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 1 April 2022 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 ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2022 after 15 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.
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 06:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 275 of Meeus index or 1228 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes is the length of new lunation 275. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 276 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠89.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠126°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2022 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 April 2022 at 19:11 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 388 953 km (241 684 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 438 km (251 306 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 22 March 2022 at 08:12 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 April 2022 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2022 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.787°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.880° in the next northern standstill on 8 April 2022 at 08:15 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.