Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 2 April 2076 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 28 March 2076 at 00:26.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2076 after 16 days on 19 April 2076 at 06:29.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 942 of Meeus index or 1895 from Brown series.
Length of current 942 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 23 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 943 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 31 March 2076 at 14:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 April 2076 at 11:48 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 370 385 km (230 147 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 352 km (251 253 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 27 March 2076 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 9 April 2076 at 08:47 in ♊ Gemini.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2076 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.953°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.071° in the next northern standstill on 10 April 2076 at 09:56 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 3 April 2076 at 17:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.