Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 12 April 2048 Sunday 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 ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2048 after 15 days on 28 April 2048 at 11:13.
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 14:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 596 of Meeus index or 1549 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 596. It is 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 597 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠100.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠135.6°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 1 April 2048 at 10:10 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 April 2048 at 07:22 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 396 385 km (246 302 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 534 km (251 987 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 4 April 2048 at 14:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 April 2048 at 16:39 in ♊ Gemini.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 3 April 2048 at 18:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.977°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.861° in the next northern standstill on 17 April 2048 at 19:00 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.