Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 9 April 2021 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 4 April 2021 at 10:02.
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 ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2021 after 17 days on 27 April 2021 at 03:31.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 262 of Meeus index or 1215 from Brown series.
Length of current 262 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 10 minutes. It is 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 263 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠124.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154.8°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 30 March 2021 at 06:12 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 April 2021 at 17:47 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 394 752 km (245 288 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 120 km (252 351 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 2 April 2021 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 April 2021 at 05:53 in ♊ Gemini.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 4 April 2021 at 02:08 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.412°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.532° in the next northern standstill on 18 April 2021 at 16:02 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 12 April 2021 at 02:31 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.