Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 12 April 2014 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 7 April 2014 at 08:31.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2014 after 2 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 176 of Meeus index or 1129 from Brown series.
Length of current 176 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 177 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠46.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠76.9°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52 in ♋ Cancer. 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 23 April 2014 at 00:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 398 784 km (247 793 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 765 km (229 761 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22 in ♎ Libra.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.957°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.946° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.