Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 4 April 2022 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 1 April 2022 at 06:24.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus 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 2022 after 12 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 275 of Meeus index or 1228 from Brown series.
Length of current 275 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 276 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠89.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠126°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2022 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 April 2022 at 19:11 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 400 740 km (249 008 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 438 km (251 306 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 13:05 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 18 April 2022 at 14:01 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 13:05 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2022 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.787°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.880° in the next northern standstill on 8 April 2022 at 08:15 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.