Moon ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 24 April 2051 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 17 April 2051 at 22:38.
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 ∠17° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2051 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 634 of Meeus index or 1587 from Brown series.
Length of current 634 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 635 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠6.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠23.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 23 April 2051 at 15:59 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2051 at 01:26 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 405 392 km (251 899 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 140 km (223 781 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 11 April 2051 at 19:58 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 April 2051 at 19:39 in ♎ Libra.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 15 April 2051 at 05:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.160°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.162° in the next southern standstill on 29 April 2051 at 20:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 26 April 2051 at 02:19 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.