Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 26 April 2009 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 25 April 2009 at 03:23.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2009 after 12 days on 9 May 2009 at 04:01.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 115 of Meeus index or 1068 from Brown series.
Length of current 115 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than next lunation 116 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠311.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
10 days after point of apogee on 16 April 2009 at 09:15 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 28 April 2009 at 06:26 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 788 km (229 776 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 042 km (227 448 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 18 April 2009 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 May 2009 at 07:50 in ♌ Leo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2009 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.665°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.567° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2009 at 08:50 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 9 May 2009 at 04:01 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.