Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 April 2062 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 23 April 2062 at 16:57.
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 ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2062 after 24 days on 23 May 2062 at 07:03.
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 770 of Meeus index or 1723 from Brown series.
Length of current 770 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 6 minutes. It is 2 hours and 17 minutes longer than next lunation 771 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 31 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠301.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠325.7°. 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°).
14 days after point of perigee on 13 April 2062 at 17:32 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 April 2062 at 08:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 405 310 km (251 848 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 747 km (251 498 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 21 April 2062 at 04:56 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 May 2062 at 16:29 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 07:22 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.595°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.528° in its northern standstill point on 11 May 2062 at 22:52 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 9 May 2062 at 03:22 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.