Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 4 April 2079 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2079 after 11 days on 16 April 2079 at 05:02.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 3 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:24, this is 11 days after last apogee on 23 March 2079 at 14:17 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 April 2079 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 363 660 km (225 968 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 152 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 696 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 3 April 2079 at 08:26 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 April 2079 at 14:26 in ♎ Libra.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2079 at 16:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.001°. Next 3 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 11 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.