Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 April 2069 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 6 April 2069 at 16:13.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2069 after 23 days on 6 May 2069 at 09:11.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 7 April 2069 at 02:44 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 April 2069 at 02:57 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 392 733 km (244 033 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 266 km (221 995 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 8 April 2069 at 21:44 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 April 2069 at 04:46 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 11 April 2069 at 22:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.933°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.914° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2069 at 15:22 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 21 April 2069 at 09:58 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.