Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 26 April 2045 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 24 April 2045 at 07:12.
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 ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 4 days on 1 May 2045 at 05:52.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 560 of Meeus index or 1513 from Brown series.
Length of current 560 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 561 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠274.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 24 April 2045 at 22:26 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 May 2045 at 09:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 365 575 km (227 158 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 121 km (251 109 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 01:40 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 9 May 2045 at 21:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 21 April 2045 at 12:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.903°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.817° in the next southern standstill on 4 May 2045 at 15:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 1 May 2045 at 05:52 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.