Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 17 April 2041 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 16 April 2041 at 12:00.
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 ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2041 after 28 days on 16 May 2041 at 00:52.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 510 of Meeus index or 1463 from Brown series.
Length of current 510 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 17 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 511 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠32.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠56.2°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 10 April 2041 at 23:41 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 April 2041 at 16:51 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 388 637 km (241 488 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 410 km (228 298 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 22:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 30 April 2041 at 20:05 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 7 April 2041 at 10:33 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.319°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.368° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2041 at 19:43 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 30 April 2041 at 11:46 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.