Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 3 April 2076 Friday 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 ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2076 after 15 days on 19 April 2076 at 06:29.
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 17:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 943 of Meeus index or 1896 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes is the length of new lunation 943. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 944 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠78.4°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 31 March 2076 at 14:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 April 2076 at 11:48 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 374 473 km (232 687 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 352 km (251 253 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 27 March 2076 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 April 2076 at 08:47 in ♊ Gemini.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2076 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.953°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.071° in the next northern standstill on 10 April 2076 at 09:56 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.