Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 April 2009 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | April 2009

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 25 April 2009 at 03:23.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2009 after 10 days on 9 May 2009 at 04:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 1 May 2009 at 20:44
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 9 May 2009 at 04:01
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 17 May 2009 at 07:26
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 May 2009 at 12:11

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 115 / 1068

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 115 of Meeus index or 1068 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 115 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than next lunation 116 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠311.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠311.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.7°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:26, this is 11 days after last apogee on 16 April 2009 at 09:15 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 14 May 2009 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 366 042 km

This perigee Moon is 366 042 km (227 448 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 534 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 314 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 18 April 2009 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 May 2009 at 07:50 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 08:50 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.567°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.486° in its southern standstill point on 11 May 2009 at 20:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 9 May 2009 at 04:01 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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