Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 22 April 2059 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 19 April 2059 at 16:37.
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 first ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2059 after 5 days on 27 April 2059 at 19:17.
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 733 of Meeus index or 1686 from Brown series.
Length of current 733 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 47 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 734 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.2°. 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 apogee on this date at 12:03, this is 11 days after last perigee on 10 April 2059 at 13:47 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 8 May 2059 at 06:41 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 405 078 km (251 704 mi) away from Earth. It is 330 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 631 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 14 April 2059 at 19:11 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 April 2059 at 07:01 in ♏ Scorpio.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 17 April 2059 at 23:41 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.607°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.654° in the next southern standstill on 2 May 2059 at 11:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 27 April 2059 at 19:17 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.