Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 30 April 2097 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 26 April 2097 at 12:09.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2097 after 25 days on 26 May 2097 at 03:36.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:19, this is 15 days after last perigee on 14 April 2097 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 May 2097 at 00:36 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 323 km (251 856 mi) away from Earth. It is 85 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 386 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 26 April 2097 at 22:40 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 11 May 2097 at 03:30 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 17 April 2097 at 11:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.513°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.535° in the next southern standstill on 1 May 2097 at 12:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 11 May 2097 at 18:40 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.