Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 April 2078 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 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 about ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2078 after 14 days on 27 April 2078 at 04:19.
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 09:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 968 of Meeus index or 1921 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 12 minutes is the length of new lunation 968. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 969 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.8°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:39, this is 13 days after last apogee on 30 March 2078 at 08:45 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 April 2078 at 10:18 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 152 km (221 924 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 356 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 204 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 31 March 2078 at 23:35 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2078 at 03:56 in ♉ Taurus.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 4 April 2078 at 23:12 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.019°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.069° in the next northern standstill on 17 April 2078 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.