Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 20 April 2087 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 17 April 2087 at 23:17.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2087 after 27 days on 17 May 2087 at 15:55.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1079 of Meeus index or 2032 from Brown series.
Length of current 1079 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1080 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.2°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 18 April 2087 at 16:59 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 May 2087 at 13:16 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 403 875 km (250 956 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 231 km (221 973 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 05:56 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 3 May 2087 at 13:34 in ♉ Taurus.
At 05:56 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous North standstill on 7 April 2087 at 18:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.888°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.818° in the next southern standstill on 22 April 2087 at 05:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 2 May 2087 at 17:51 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.