Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 28 April 2066 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2066 after 11 days on 9 May 2066 at 18:58.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 4 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:52, this is 15 days after last perigee on 12 April 2066 at 22:32 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 11 May 2066 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 408 km (251 909 mi) away from Earth. It is 0 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 301 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 April 2066 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 05:54 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.799°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.755° in its southern standstill point on 11 May 2066 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 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.