Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 6 April 2034 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 3 April 2034 at 19:19.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2034 after 27 days on 3 May 2034 at 12:16.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 423 of Meeus index or 1376 from Brown series.
Length of current 423 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than next lunation 424 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠337.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠353.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:44, this is 15 days after last perigee on 21 March 2034 at 18:12 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2034 at 04:07 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 054 km (252 310 mi) away from Earth. It is 646 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 655 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 2 April 2034 at 21:12 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 April 2034 at 02:12 in ♈ Aries.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 26 March 2034 at 12:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.139°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.168° in the next southern standstill on 10 April 2034 at 02:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 18 April 2034 at 19:26 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.