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Moon phase on 25 April 2028 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | April 2028

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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 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 24 April 2028 at 19:47 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1907".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 13 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 2 May 2028 at 02:26
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 8 May 2028 at 19:49
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 16 May 2028 at 10:43
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 May 2028 at 08:16

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 350 / 1303

At 19:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 350 of Meeus index or 1303 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 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 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠243.3°

The true anomaly is ∠243.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠278.2°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 19 April 2028 at 15:13 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 May 2028 at 10:31 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 391 466 km

The Moon is 391 466 km (243 246 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 533 km (227 753 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 16 April 2028 at 17:56 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 April 2028 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 13 April 2028 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.138°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.020° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 April 2028 at 08:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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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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