Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 3 April 2079 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 2 April 2079 at 01:30.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2079 after 12 days on 16 April 2079 at 05:02.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 980 of Meeus index or 1933 from Brown series.
Length of current 980 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 981 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠322.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.2°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 23 March 2079 at 14:17 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 April 2079 at 09:24 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 366 818 km (227 930 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 660 km (225 968 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 08:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 16 April 2079 at 14:26 in ♎ Libra.
At 08:26 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2079 at 16:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.001°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.041° in the next northern standstill on 7 April 2079 at 18:50 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 16 April 2079 at 05:02 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.