Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 28 April 2063 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2063 after 14 days on 12 May 2063 at 13:11.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 14:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 783 of Meeus index or 1736 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 783. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 784 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠270.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠301.9°. 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°).
6 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 May 2063 at 19:05 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 388 186 km (241 208 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 614 km (229 667 mi).
4 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 May 2063 at 10:50 in ♍ Virgo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 17 April 2063 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.344°. Next 3 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.