Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 27 April 2074 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 26 April 2074 at 06:47.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2074 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 919 of Meeus index or 1872 from Brown series.
Length of current 919 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:29, this is 14 days after last perigee on 12 April 2074 at 14:37 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 11 May 2074 at 01:01 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 406 588 km (252 642 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2074. It is 1 180 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 121 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 May 2074 at 18:36 in ♌ Leo.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 17 April 2074 at 01:07 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.642°. Next 4 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 13 days on 11 May 2074 at 02:17 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.