Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 26 April 2074 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 ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2074 after 14 days on 11 May 2074 at 02:17.
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 06:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 919 of Meeus index or 1872 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes is the length of new lunation 919. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 920 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠193.2°. 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 April 2074 at 09:29 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 405 239 km (251 804 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 588 km (252 642 mi).
7 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 May 2074 at 18:36 in ♌ Leo.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 17 April 2074 at 01:07 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.642°. Next 5 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.