Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 6 April 2071 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days 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 first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2071 after 8 days on 14 April 2071 at 13:56.
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 6 days 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:12, this is 13 days after last apogee on 24 March 2071 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 April 2071 at 05:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 369 847 km (229 812 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2071. It is 7 339 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 509 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2071 at 06:06 in ♎ Libra.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 04:30 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.186°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.219° in its southern standstill point on 19 April 2071 at 15:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 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.