Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 8 April 2024 Monday is New Moon, 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 ∠1964" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2024 after 15 days on 23 April 2024 at 23:49.
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 18:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 300 of Meeus index or 1253 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 300. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2024. It is 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 301 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 26 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠17.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 7 April 2024 at 17:53 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 April 2024 at 02:09 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 364 957 km (226 774 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 625 km (252 044 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 12:20 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 22 April 2024 at 10:45 in ♎ Libra.
At 12:20 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 1 April 2024 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.559°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.552° in the next northern standstill on 13 April 2024 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.