Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 16 April 2045 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 9 April 2045 at 07:52.
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 ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 14 days on 1 May 2045 at 05:52.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 559 of Meeus index or 1512 from Brown series.
Length of current 559 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes. It is 3 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 560 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠238.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠274.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
5 days after point of apogee on 10 April 2045 at 13:48 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 April 2045 at 22:26 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 390 335 km (242 543 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 865 km (229 823 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 12 April 2045 at 18:23 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 April 2045 at 01:40 in ♌ Leo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 7 April 2045 at 06:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.012°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.903° in the next northern standstill on 21 April 2045 at 12:18 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 17 April 2045 at 07:27 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.