Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 17 April 2091 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 10 April 2091 at 18:45.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2091 after 15 days on 3 May 2091 at 09:46.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1128 of Meeus index or 2081 from Brown series.
Length of current 1128 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 1129 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠189.5°. 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 apogee on this date at 19:25, this is 13 days after last perigee on 4 April 2091 at 03:26 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 2 May 2091 at 14:03 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 406 548 km (252 617 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2091. It is 1 140 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 161 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 14 April 2091 at 19:58 in ♓ Pisces, 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 29 April 2091 at 04:04 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 9 April 2091 at 13:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.596°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.701° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2091 at 07:29 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 18 April 2091 at 21:20 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.