Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 April 2054 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 22 April 2054 at 04:02.
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 ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1858" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2054 after 28 days on 21 May 2054 at 15:16.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 671 of Meeus index or 1624 from Brown series.
Length of current 671 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 28 minutes. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 18 April 2054 at 00:58 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 April 2054 at 05:45 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 385 723 km (239 677 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 138 km (251 120 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 18 April 2054 at 05:03 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 May 2054 at 00:18 in ♓ Pisces.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 13 April 2054 at 23:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.839°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.930° in the next southern standstill on 27 April 2054 at 01:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 14 days on 7 May 2054 at 17:00 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.