Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 15 April 2097 Monday 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 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 ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2097 after 11 days on 26 April 2097 at 12:09.
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 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 14 April 2097 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 April 2097 at 19:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 882 km (226 106 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 15 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 323 km (251 856 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 13 April 2097 at 17:20 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 April 2097 at 22:40 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 4 April 2097 at 05:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.474°. Next day 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 11 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.