Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 9 April 2048 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 5 April 2048 at 18:10.
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 ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2048 after 18 days on 28 April 2048 at 11:13.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 596 of Meeus index or 1549 from Brown series.
Length of current 596 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 52 minutes. It is 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 597 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠100.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠135.6°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 1 April 2048 at 10:10 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 April 2048 at 07:22 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 383 086 km (238 039 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 534 km (251 987 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 4 April 2048 at 14:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 18 April 2048 at 16:39 in ♊ Gemini.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 3 April 2048 at 18:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.977°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.861° in the next northern standstill on 17 April 2048 at 19:00 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 13 April 2048 at 05:20 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.