Crescent ♉ Taurus
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 April 2060 at 01:37 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2060 after 14 days on 15 April 2060 at 21:21.
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 01:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 745 of Meeus index or 1698 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 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 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠358.2°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠13.7°.
Moon is at perigee at 04:11. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 18 March 2060 at 18:59 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 14 April 2060 at 20:02 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 029 km (221 848 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 479 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 327 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after descending node on 20 March 2060 at 15:22 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 April 2060 at 19:04 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 25 March 2060 at 08:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.644°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.697° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 April 2060 at 21:10 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.