Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 6 May 2043 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 2 May 2043 at 08:59.
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 ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 17 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 25 April 2043 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2043 at 02:32 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 367 311 km (228 236 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 136 km (221 914 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 11:10 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 19 May 2043 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra.
At 11:10 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 29 April 2043 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.582°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.531° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2043 at 00:03 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 9 May 2043 at 03:21 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.