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Moon phase on 22 April 2031 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | April 2031

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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 21 April 2031 at 16:57 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 ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2031 after 14 days on 7 May 2031 at 03:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 29 April 2031 at 19:19
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 7 May 2031 at 03:40
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 13 May 2031 at 19:07
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 21 May 2031 at 07:17

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 387 / 1340

At 16:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 387 of Meeus index or 1340 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 20 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠106.4°

The true anomaly is ∠106.4°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠139.8°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 11 April 2031 at 19:13 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 April 2031 at 10:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 395 345 km

The Moon is 395 345 km (245 656 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 758 km (251 505 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 10 April 2031 at 14:56 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 April 2031 at 20:23 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 12 April 2031 at 00:31 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.160°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.107° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 April 2031 at 12:37 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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