Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 26 April 2017 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.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 ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2017 after 14 days on 10 May 2017 at 21:43.
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 12:16 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 214 of Meeus index or 1167 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 214. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 215 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 15 April 2017 at 10:05 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 27 April 2017 at 16:18 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 366 156 km (227 519 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 325 km (223 274 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 21 April 2017 at 22:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 May 2017 at 10:42 in ♍ Virgo.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 17 April 2017 at 13:12 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.095°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.187° in the next northern standstill on 30 April 2017 at 13:33 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.