Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 17 April 2083 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.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 ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2083 after 14 days on 2 May 2083 at 02:29.
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 02:09 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1030 of Meeus index or 1983 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 4 minutes is the length of new lunation 1030. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 1031 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠156.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠180.3°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 4 April 2083 at 03:43 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 April 2083 at 13:44 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 404 016 km (251 044 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 306 km (252 467 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 11 April 2083 at 07:14 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 April 2083 at 22:02 in ♌ Leo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 7 April 2083 at 11:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.208°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.084° in the next northern standstill on 21 April 2083 at 19:08 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.