Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 7 April 2024 Sunday 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 5 days on 2 April 2024 at 03:15.
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 first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2024 after 16 days on 23 April 2024 at 23:49.
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 299 of Meeus index or 1252 from Brown series.
Length of current 299 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 300 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠1.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠17.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:53, this is 15 days after last apogee on 23 March 2024 at 15:44 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 April 2024 at 02:09 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 358 850 km (222 979 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 658 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 506 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 26 March 2024 at 04:07 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 April 2024 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 1 April 2024 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.559°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.552° in the next northern standstill on 13 April 2024 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 8 April 2024 at 18:21 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.