Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 1 April 2071 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 31 March 2071 at 15:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2071 after 13 days on 14 April 2071 at 13:56.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 881 of Meeus index or 1834 from Brown series.
Length of current 881 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 882 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠284.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠313.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of apogee on 24 March 2071 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 April 2071 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 379 666 km (235 914 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 847 km (229 812 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 31 March 2071 at 08:03 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2071 at 06:06 in ♎ Libra.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 23 March 2071 at 07:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.172°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.186° in the next northern standstill on 6 April 2071 at 04:30 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 14 April 2071 at 13:56 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.