Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 21 April 2074 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 18 April 2074 at 09:22.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2074 after 19 days on 11 May 2074 at 02:17.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on 12 April 2074 at 14:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 April 2074 at 09:29 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 391 357 km (243 178 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 588 km (252 642 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 19 April 2074 at 03:12 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 May 2074 at 18:36 in ♌ Leo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 17 April 2074 at 01:07 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.642°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.782° in the next northern standstill on 1 May 2074 at 15:56 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 26 April 2074 at 06:47 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.