Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 30 April 2071 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2071 after 13 days on 14 May 2071 at 03:24.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 02:30 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 882 of Meeus index or 1835 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 46 minutes is the length of new lunation 882. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 883 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 21 April 2071 at 05:51 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 May 2071 at 02:56 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 373 089 km (231 827 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 651 km (227 205 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 27 April 2071 at 16:52 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 May 2071 at 11:27 in ♎ Libra.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 19 April 2071 at 15:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.219°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.278° in the next northern standstill on 3 May 2071 at 11:10 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.