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 14 April 2056 at 23:50 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2056 after 15 days on 29 April 2056 at 18:31.
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 23:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 696 of Meeus index or 1649 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠172.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠196°.
13 days after point of perigee on 1 April 2056 at 03:57 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 April 2056 at 19:35 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 404 823 km (251 545 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 631 km (252 669 mi).
6 days after descending node on 7 April 2056 at 18:26 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 April 2056 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 6 April 2056 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.566°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.717° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 April 2056 at 07:19 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.