Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 8 April 2074 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 4 April 2074 at 18:40.
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 first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2074 after 3 days on 11 April 2074 at 18:30.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 918 of Meeus index or 1871 from Brown series.
Length of current 918 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 28 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2074. It is 31 minutes longer than next lunation 919 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.1°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 31 March 2074 at 02:22 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 April 2074 at 14:37 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 376 364 km (233 862 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 026 km (222 467 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 6 April 2074 at 16:25 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 April 2074 at 03:12 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 4 April 2074 at 08:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.533°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.642° in the next southern standstill on 17 April 2074 at 01:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 11 April 2074 at 18:30 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.