Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 April 2009 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | April 2009

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 2 April 2009 at 14:34.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1945"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2009 after 4 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 9 April 2009 at 14:56
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2009 at 13:36
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 April 2009 at 03:23
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 1 May 2009 at 20:44

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 114 / 1067

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 114 of Meeus index or 1067 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 114 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 115 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠311.7°. 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 2 April 2009 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 April 2009 at 09:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 368 587 km

Moon is 368 587 km (229 029 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 232 km (251 178 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 4 April 2009 at 07:22 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 April 2009 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 1 April 2009 at 02:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.780°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.665° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2009 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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