Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 22 April 2063 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 20 April 2063 at 14:42.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2063 after 20 days on 12 May 2063 at 13:11.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 782 of Meeus index or 1735 from Brown series.
Length of current 782 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 2 minutes. It is 3 hours and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 783 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠234.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠270.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:01, this is 11 days after last perigee on 10 April 2063 at 05:55 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 May 2063 at 19:05 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 422 km (251 296 mi) away from Earth. It is 986 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 287 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 10 April 2063 at 07:03 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 April 2063 at 02:28 in ♓ Pisces.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 17 April 2063 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.344°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.247° in the next northern standstill on 2 May 2063 at 05:04 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 28 April 2063 at 14:52 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.