Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 21 April 2057 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 19 April 2057 at 10:49.
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 first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2057 after 27 days on 18 May 2057 at 19:02.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 708 of Meeus index or 1661 from Brown series.
Length of current 708 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 1 minute. It is 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 709 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠117°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠148.6°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:54, this is 11 days after last apogee on 9 April 2057 at 05:48 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 May 2057 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 361 376 km (224 549 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 132 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 980 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 10 April 2057 at 19:48 in ♋ Cancer, 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 23 April 2057 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 11 April 2057 at 06:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.399°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.505° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2057 at 07:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 3 May 2057 at 16:32 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.