Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 April 2097 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.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 about ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2097 after 14 days on 26 April 2097 at 12:09.
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 09:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1203 of Meeus index or 2156 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 1203. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 1204 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.2°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 3 April 2097 at 02:31 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 April 2097 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 372 164 km (231 252 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 251 km (226 335 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 30 March 2097 at 15:35 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2097 at 17:20 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 4 April 2097 at 05:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.474°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.513° in the next northern standstill on 17 April 2097 at 11:44 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.