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

New Moon in Taurus

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 29 April 2033 at 02:46 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2033 after 14 days on 14 May 2033 at 10:43.

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 ∠1943" and ∠1905".

New lunation 412 / 1365

At 02:46 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 412 of Meeus index or lunation 1365 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 50 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2033. It is 40 minutes 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 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠25.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠25.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠46°.

Moon after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 27 April 2033 at 14:44 in ♈ Aries the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 May 2033 at 16:25 in ♍ Virgo.

Distance to Moon 368 888 km

The Moon is 368 888 km (229 216 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 167 km (251 759 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 27 April 2033 at 21:57 in ♈ Aries the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 11 May 2033 at 17:56 in ♎ Libra.

Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the last southern standstill on 19 April 2033 at 14:20 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.596° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.619° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 May 2033 at 06:31 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♎ Libra the Moon is navigating from the second to the final 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