Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 4 May 2069 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 28 April 2069 at 05:56.
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 ∠24° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2069 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:38, this is 13 days after last perigee on 21 April 2069 at 02:57 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2069 at 12:00 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 134 km (252 360 mi) away from Earth. It is 726 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 575 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2069 at 03:49 in ♏ Scorpio.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2069 at 15:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.914°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.911° in the next southern standstill on 9 May 2069 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.