Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 21 April 2069 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2069 after 14 days on 6 May 2069 at 09:11.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 09:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 857 of Meeus index or 1810 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes is the length of new lunation 857. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2069. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 858 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21°. 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 02:57, this is 14 days after last apogee on 7 April 2069 at 02:44 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 May 2069 at 05:38 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 266 km (221 995 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 242 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 090 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 April 2069 at 04:46 in ♉ Taurus.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 11 April 2069 at 22:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.933°. Next 3 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.