Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 10 April 2071 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 7 April 2071 at 13:17.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2071 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 6 April 2071 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini. 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 21 April 2071 at 05:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 369 132 km (229 368 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 395 km (251 279 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2071 at 06:06 in ♎ Libra.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 6 April 2071 at 04:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.186°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.219° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2071 at 15:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 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.