New Moon
New MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

New Moon in Aries

New Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 0%. Lunar cycle is less than 1 day young.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 10 April 2032 at 02:39 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♈ Aries

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

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2032 after 15 days on 25 April 2032 at 15:10.

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.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1915".

New lunation 399 / 1352

At 02:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 399 of Meeus index or lunation 1352 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠44.4°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠44.4° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠73.2°.

Moon after perigee

3 days since point of perigee on 7 April 2032 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 April 2032 at 03:02 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 375 853 km

The Moon is 375 853 km (233 544 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 547 km (251 374 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 29 March 2032 at 15:09 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following day until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 11 April 2032 at 11:00 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the last southern standstill on 1 April 2032 at 17:12 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.688° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.650° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 April 2032 at 13:29 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

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

Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov