Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 2 April 2059 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 29 March 2059 at 03:47.
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 ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2059 after 25 days on 27 April 2059 at 19:17.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 732 of Meeus index or 1685 from Brown series.
Length of current 732 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 23 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2059. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 733 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 25 March 2059 at 20:15 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2059 at 13:47 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 384 255 km (238 765 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 666 km (224 729 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 02:16 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 14 April 2059 at 19:11 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 21 March 2059 at 15:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.421°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.541° in the next southern standstill on 5 April 2059 at 06:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 12 April 2059 at 09:28 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.