Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 29 April 2068 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 25 April 2068 at 02:30.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2068 after 17 days on 17 May 2068 at 05:35.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 844 of Meeus index or 1797 from Brown series.
Length of current 844 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 845 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.5°. 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 06:56, this is 15 days after last apogee on 13 April 2068 at 09:52 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 May 2068 at 03:18 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 363 942 km (226 143 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 434 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 414 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 20 April 2068 at 08:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 3 May 2068 at 04:02 in ♊ Gemini.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2068 at 14:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.479°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.452° in the next northern standstill on 4 May 2068 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 1 May 2068 at 18:07 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.