Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 23 April 2069 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 21 April 2069 at 09:58.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2069 after 12 days on 6 May 2069 at 09:11.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 857 of Meeus index or 1810 from Brown series.
Length of current 857 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 21 April 2069 at 02:57 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 May 2069 at 05:38 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 367 486 km (228 345 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 134 km (252 360 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 22 April 2069 at 04:46 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2069 at 03:49 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 11 April 2069 at 22:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.933°. Next day 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 12 days on 6 May 2069 at 09:11 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.