Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 14 April 2010 Wednesday 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 ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2010 after 14 days on 28 April 2010 at 12:18.
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 12:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 127 of Meeus index or 1080 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 35 minutes is the length of new lunation 127. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 128 length.
Length of current synodic month is 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠247.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282.4°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 9 April 2010 at 02:45 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 April 2010 at 20:59 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 393 452 km (244 480 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 142 km (228 131 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 6 April 2010 at 09:45 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 April 2010 at 13:38 in ♋ Cancer.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 4 April 2010 at 05:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.311°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.182° in the next northern standstill on 18 April 2010 at 17:15 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.