Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 2 April 2068 Monday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠1955" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2068 after 15 days on 17 April 2068 at 15:29.
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 08:51 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 844 of Meeus index or 1797 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 844. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 845 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.5°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 1 April 2068 at 04:33 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 April 2068 at 09:52 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 366 581 km (227 783 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 623 km (252 042 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 24 March 2068 at 05:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 April 2068 at 19:21 in ♉ Taurus.
9 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 25 March 2068 at 09:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.636°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.553° in the next northern standstill on 6 April 2068 at 22:58 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.