Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 26 April 2066 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 24 April 2066 at 12:29.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2066 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 820 of Meeus index or 1773 from Brown series.
Length of current 820 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 9 minutes. 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°).
13 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 April 2066 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 403 534 km (250 744 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 408 km (251 909 mi).
10 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 April 2066 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2066 at 10:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.901°. Next day 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.
After 13 days on 9 May 2066 at 18:58 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.