Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 24 April 2088 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 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 about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2088 after 11 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 3 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 23 April 2088 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 May 2088 at 19:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 297 km (225 742 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 804 km (252 155 mi).
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 May 2088 at 21:55 in ♏ Scorpio.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 17:34 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.385°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-19.393° in its southern standstill point on 8 May 2088 at 14:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 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.