Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 9 April 2043 Thursday 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 ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2043 after 14 days on 24 April 2043 at 07:23.
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 19:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 535 of Meeus index or 1488 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 535. It is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than next lunation 536 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0.5°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 29 March 2043 at 05:28 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 10 April 2043 at 16:14 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 365 636 km (227 196 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 473 km (222 745 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 01:17 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 22 April 2043 at 04:12 in ♎ Libra.
At 01:17 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 1 April 2043 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.660°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.638° in the next northern standstill on 14 April 2043 at 15:23 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.