Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 7 April 2088 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 6 April 2088 at 00:59.
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 ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2088 after 28 days on 5 May 2088 at 16:25.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1091 of Meeus index or 2044 from Brown series.
Length of current 1091 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 1092 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠309.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.3°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 26 March 2088 at 07:42 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 April 2088 at 05:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 400 045 km (248 576 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 923 km (251 607 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 14:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 21 April 2088 at 17:47 in ♈ Aries.
At 14:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous North standstill on 28 March 2088 at 10:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.444°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.390° in the next southern standstill on 11 April 2088 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 21 April 2088 at 10:25 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.