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 ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 30 April 2060 at 10:11 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2060 after 15 days on 15 May 2060 at 13:39.
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 10:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 746 of Meeus index or 1699 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2060. It is 22 minutes shorter 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 31 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠13.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠31.3°.
1 day after point of perigee on 29 April 2060 at 14:53 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 May 2060 at 04:06 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 364 849 km (226 707 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 764 km (252 130 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 05:58 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 14 May 2060 at 03:03 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 05:58 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
8 days since the previous standstill on 21 April 2060 at 15:27 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.732°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.728° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 May 2060 at 05:51 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.