Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 23 April 2088 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 21 April 2088 at 10:25.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2088 after 12 days on 5 May 2088 at 16:25.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1092 of Meeus index or 2045 from Brown series.
Length of current 1092 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 24 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:05, this is 11 days after last apogee on 11 April 2088 at 05:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 8 May 2088 at 19:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 361 490 km (224 619 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 018 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 866 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 21 April 2088 at 17:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 May 2088 at 21:55 in ♏ Scorpio.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 11 April 2088 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.390°. Next day 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.
After 12 days on 5 May 2088 at 16:25 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.