Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 19 April 2042 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2042 after 15 days on 5 May 2042 at 06:48.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:23 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 522 of Meeus index or 1475 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 522. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:27, this is 14 days after last apogee on 4 April 2042 at 05:51 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 1 May 2042 at 15:06 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 358 558 km (222 798 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 950 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 798 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 21:10 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 3 May 2042 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra.
At 21:10 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 12 April 2042 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.222°. Next 5 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.