Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 24 April 2066 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 first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2066 after 15 days on 9 May 2066 at 18:58.
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 12:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 820 of Meeus index or 1773 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 820. It is 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 821 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠132.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.1°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2066 at 22:32 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 April 2066 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 398 053 km (247 339 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 408 km (251 909 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 16 April 2066 at 00:07 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 April 2066 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2066 at 10:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.901°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.799° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2066 at 05:54 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.