Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 4 April 2019 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 28 March 2019 at 04:10.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2019 after 14 days on 19 April 2019 at 11:12.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 237 of Meeus index or 1190 from Brown series.
Length of current 237 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 238 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠200.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠228.7°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 1 April 2019 at 00:14 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 April 2019 at 22:02 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 400 729 km (249 001 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 209 km (226 309 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 29 March 2019 at 13:08 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 April 2019 at 18:08 in ♋ Cancer.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2019 at 13:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.863°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.016° in the next northern standstill on 11 April 2019 at 23:59 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 5 April 2019 at 08:50 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.