Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 21 April 2088 Wednesday 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 ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2088 after 14 days on 5 May 2088 at 16:25.
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 10:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1092 of Meeus index or 2045 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 24 minutes is the length of new lunation 1092. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 1093 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.3°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 11 April 2088 at 05:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 April 2088 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 368 543 km (229 002 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 490 km (224 619 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 17:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 4 May 2088 at 21:55 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 11 April 2088 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.390°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.385° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2088 at 17:34 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.