Moon ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 22 April 2043 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 16 April 2043 at 10:09.
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 ∠13° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2043 after 1 day on 24 April 2043 at 07:23.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 535 of Meeus index or 1488 from Brown series.
Length of current 535 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. 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 perigee on 10 April 2043 at 16:14 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 April 2043 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 401 819 km (249 679 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 255 km (252 435 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 04:12 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 6 May 2043 at 11:10 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 14 April 2043 at 15:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.638°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.582° in the next southern standstill on 29 April 2043 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 24 April 2043 at 07:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.