Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 April 2065 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 20 April 2065 at 18:36.
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 about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2065 after 26 days on 20 May 2065 at 02:05.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 807 of Meeus index or 1760 from Brown series.
Length of current 807 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 808 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠159.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 21 April 2065 at 02:34 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 May 2065 at 03:19 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 365 936 km (227 382 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 674 km (252 696 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 14 April 2065 at 13:32 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 April 2065 at 23:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 11 April 2065 at 06:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.411°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.324° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2065 at 02:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 5 May 2065 at 11:30 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.