Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 22 April 2077 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.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 first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2077 after 15 days on 8 May 2077 at 02:23.
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 17:20 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 956 of Meeus index or 1909 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 956. It is 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 957 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.2°. 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 21 April 2077 at 00:47 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 May 2077 at 00:26 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 367 848 km (228 570 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 160 km (251 755 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 12 April 2077 at 10:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 April 2077 at 03:43 in ♊ Gemini.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2077 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.720°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.782° in the next northern standstill on 27 April 2077 at 12:56 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.