Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 6 April 2036 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 4 April 2036 at 00:03.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2036 after 4 days on 10 April 2036 at 20:22.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 448 of Meeus index or 1401 from Brown series.
Length of current 448 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 449 length.
Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠258.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠292.8°. 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 perigee on this date at 09:36, this is 15 days after last apogee on 21 March 2036 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 18 April 2036 at 17:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 368 619 km (229 049 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 111 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 737 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 19:59 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 20 April 2036 at 16:14 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 19:59 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous North standstill on 3 April 2036 at 13:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.439°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.540° in the next southern standstill on 16 April 2036 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 10 April 2036 at 20:22 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.