Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 26 April 2063 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2063 after 16 days on 12 May 2063 at 13:11.
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 27 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 22 April 2063 at 02:01 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 May 2063 at 19:05 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 396 814 km (246 569 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 614 km (229 667 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 24 April 2063 at 02:28 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 May 2063 at 10:50 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 17 April 2063 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.344°. Next 5 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 2 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.