Moon ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 18 April 2042 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 April 2042 at 11:09.
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 about ∠6° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2042 after 16 days on 5 May 2042 at 06:48.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 522 of Meeus index or 1475 from Brown series.
Length of current 522 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 523 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠359.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.5°. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 4 April 2042 at 05:51 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2042 at 04:27 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 363 306 km (225 748 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 558 km (222 798 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 6 April 2042 at 12:20 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 19 April 2042 at 21:10 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 12 April 2042 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.222°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.217° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2042 at 14:03 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 20 April 2042 at 02:19 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.