Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 April 2084 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 20 April 2084 at 17:52.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2084 after 26 days on 20 May 2084 at 02:36.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1042 of Meeus index or 1995 from Brown series.
Length of current 1042 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 1043 length.
Length of current synodic month is 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠128.4°. 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 11:07, this is 11 days after last apogee on 11 April 2084 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini. 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 9 May 2084 at 08:15 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 364 770 km (226 658 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 262 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 586 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 13 April 2084 at 07:00 in ♋ Cancer, 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 26 April 2084 at 09:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 10 April 2084 at 10:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.857°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.760° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2084 at 03:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 4 May 2084 at 19:32 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.