Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 April 2051 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 27 March 2051 at 09:00.
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 about ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2051 after 23 days on 26 April 2051 at 02:19.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 633 of Meeus index or 1586 from Brown series.
Length of current 633 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 7 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 634 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠351.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠6.6°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 27 March 2051 at 12:23 in ♎ Libra. 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 10 April 2051 at 16:35 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 390 334 km (242 542 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 337 km (222 039 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 29 March 2051 at 13:32 in ♎ Libra, 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 11 April 2051 at 19:58 in ♈ Aries.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 15:13 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.184°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.160° in its northern standstill point on 15 April 2051 at 05:12 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 11 April 2051 at 01:59 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.