Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 20 April 2049 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 18 April 2049 at 01:04.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2049 after 26 days on 17 May 2049 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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 609 of Meeus index or 1562 from Brown series.
Length of current 609 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 610 length.
Length of current synodic month is 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠102.4°. 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 10 April 2049 at 03:32 in ♋ Cancer. 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 22 April 2049 at 11:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 369 506 km (229 600 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 462 km (228 952 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 23:57 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 4 May 2049 at 04:33 in ♊ Gemini.
At 23:57 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous North standstill on 7 April 2049 at 13:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.212°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.138° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2049 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 2 May 2049 at 00:11 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.