Moon* ♉ 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 20 April 2042 at 02:19 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2042 after 15 days on 5 May 2042 at 06:48.
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 17:23 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 522 of Meeus index or 1475 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 20 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 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠359.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠15.5°.
Moon is at perigee at 04:27. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 4 April 2042 at 05:51 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 1 May 2042 at 15:06 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 358 558 km (222 798 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 950 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 798 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 21:10 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 3 May 2042 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra.
At 21:10 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
7 days since the previous standstill on 12 April 2042 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.222°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.217° at the point of next northern standstill on 24 April 2042 at 14:03 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.