Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 7 April 2055 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 5 April 2055 at 02:43.
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 ∠18° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2055 after 4 days on 11 April 2055 at 17:58.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 683 of Meeus index or 1636 from Brown series.
Length of current 683 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 684 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠194.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠221.6°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 26 March 2055 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2055 at 17:08 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 366 395 km (227 667 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 662 km (222 862 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 10:16 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 20 April 2055 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 10:16 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous North standstill on 4 April 2055 at 16:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.958°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.056° in the next southern standstill on 17 April 2055 at 06:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 11 April 2055 at 17:58 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.