Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 18 April 2034 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes is the length of new lunation 424. It is 34 minutes longer than next lunation 425 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
12 days after point of apogee on 6 April 2034 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2034 at 04:07 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 923 km (226 131 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 338 km (222 040 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 17 April 2034 at 02:12 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 April 2034 at 02:20 in ♎ Libra.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 10 April 2034 at 02:35 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.168°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.212° in the next northern standstill on 22 April 2034 at 20:25 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.