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Moon phase on 3 April 2087 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | April 2087

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

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 3 April 2087 at 09:26 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2087 after 14 days on 17 April 2087 at 23:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 10 April 2087 at 01:29
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 17 April 2087 at 23:17
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2087 at 00:51
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 2 May 2087 at 17:51

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 1079 / 2032

At 09:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1079 of Meeus index or 2032 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.35 days

29 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes is the length of new lunation 1079. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1080 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.2°. 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°).

Moon before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 22 March 2087 at 11:38 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 April 2087 at 02:28 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 364 296 km

Moon is 364 296 km (226 363 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 973 km (222 434 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 24 March 2087 at 01:56 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 April 2087 at 03:50 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2087 at 23:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.961°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.888° in the next northern standstill on 7 April 2087 at 18:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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