Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 April 2066 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.
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 ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2066 after 27 days on 9 May 2066 at 18:58.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 819 of Meeus index or 1772 from Brown series.
Length of current 819 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 16 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 820 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠132.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:32, this is 11 days after last apogee on 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 April 2066 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 364 162 km (226 280 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 654 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 194 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 2 April 2066 at 22:54 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 16 April 2066 at 00:07 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.
11 days after previous North standstill on 31 March 2066 at 23:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.009°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.901° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2066 at 10:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 24 April 2066 at 12:29 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.