Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 4 June 2043 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 31 May 2043 at 19:25.
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 first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2043 after 18 days on 22 June 2043 at 14:20.
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 536 of Meeus index or 1489 from Brown series.
Length of current 536 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2043. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 537 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.9°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 22 May 2043 at 14:46 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 6 June 2043 at 11:59 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 364 160 km (226 279 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 682 km (222 875 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 2 June 2043 at 17:02 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 June 2043 at 09:52 in ♎ Libra.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 26 May 2043 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.459°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.431° in the next northern standstill on 8 June 2043 at 09:54 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 7 June 2043 at 10:35 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.