Crescent ♉ Taurus
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 18 April 2034 at 19:26 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2034 after 15 days on 3 May 2034 at 12:16.
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 19:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 424 of Meeus index or 1377 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes. It is 34 minutes longer 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠353.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠9°.
12 days after point of apogee on 6 April 2034 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 April 2034 at 04:07 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 363 923 km (226 131 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 338 km (222 040 mi).
1 day after descending node on 17 April 2034 at 02:12 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 April 2034 at 02:20 in ♎ Libra.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 10 April 2034 at 02:35 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.168°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.212° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 April 2034 at 20:25 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.