Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 2 April 2054 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 31 March 2054 at 01:50.
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 ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2054 after 19 days on 22 April 2054 at 04:02.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 670 of Meeus index or 1623 from Brown series.
Length of current 670 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 47 minutes. It is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 671 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠220.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:08, this is 11 days after last perigee on 21 March 2054 at 14:11 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 18 April 2054 at 00:58 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 828 km (251 548 mi) away from Earth. It is 580 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 881 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 21 March 2054 at 22:53 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2054 at 20:01 in ♓ Pisces.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 30 March 2054 at 17:00 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.738°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.839° in the next northern standstill on 13 April 2054 at 23:10 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 8 April 2054 at 04:32 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.