Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 8 April 2054 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2054 after 13 days on 22 April 2054 at 04:02.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 04:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 671 of Meeus index or 1624 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 671. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes longer than next lunation 672 length.
Length of current synodic month is 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠254.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠288.9°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 2 April 2054 at 10:08 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 April 2054 at 00:58 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 390 365 km (242 562 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 088 km (228 719 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 4 April 2054 at 20:01 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 April 2054 at 05:03 in ♍ Virgo.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 30 March 2054 at 17:00 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.738°. Next 5 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.