Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 13 April 2097 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 12 April 2097 at 09:26.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2097 after 13 days on 26 April 2097 at 12:09.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1203 of Meeus index or 2156 from Brown series.
Length of current 1203 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 April 2097 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 368 450 km (228 944 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 251 km (226 335 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 17:20 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 26 April 2097 at 22:40 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 17:20 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous South standstill on 4 April 2097 at 05:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.474°. Next 3 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.
After 13 days on 26 April 2097 at 12:09 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.