Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 4 April 2069 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 29 March 2069 at 17:34.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2069 after 2 days on 6 April 2069 at 16:13.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 856 of Meeus index or 1809 from Brown series.
Length of current 856 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 857 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.9°. 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 23 March 2069 at 15:45 in ♈ Aries. 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 7 April 2069 at 02:44 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 402 442 km (250 066 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 308 km (252 468 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 25 March 2069 at 18:54 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 April 2069 at 21:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 28 March 2069 at 06:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.006°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.933° in the next southern standstill on 11 April 2069 at 22:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 6 April 2069 at 16:13 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.