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The new moon.

At 20:40:24 UT Sunday 15 April 2018
the moon’s phase was

NEW

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Some factors that go into this equation:

Universal Time is 20.69 in decimal hours.
The Julian date was 2458223.5001.
The sun’s ecliptic longitude was 25.840238873953 degrees.
Its mean anomaly was 101.1930773448 degrees.
The moon’s mean longitude was 318.351648 degrees.

These calculations incorporate the switch to the English New Style (N.S.)—i.e., Gregorian— calendar after Wednesday, 02 September 1752; the next day became Thursday, 14 September, skipping eleven days. (Please also note that, while fairly accurate, these calculations remain a bit buggy.)

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