Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 April 2014 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | April 2014

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

Waxing Crescent 9% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

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

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 30 March 2014 at 18:45.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in ♋ Cancer on
  • Full Moon in ♎ Libra on
  • Last Quarter in ♒ Aquarius on
  • New Moon in ♉ Taurus on

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April after 12 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1847"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.83% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1919".

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 176 / 1129

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 176 of Meeus index or 1129 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 176 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 177.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠46.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠46.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠76.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 27 March 2014 at 18:30, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 6 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52.

Distance to Moon 388 073 km

Moon is 388 073 km (241 137 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 5 days, distance is 365 706 km (227 239 mi). Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 503 km (251 347 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22.

Draconic month

14 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 23 March 2014 at 07:28, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-18.997°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 2 days to face North declination of ∠18.957° in the next northern standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12.

Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.

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