Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 April 2014 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 33% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 30 March 2014 at 18:45.

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 ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2014 after 9 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 7 April 2014 at 08:31
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 15 April 2014 at 07:42
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 April 2014 at 07:52
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 29 April 2014 at 06:14

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

The Moon is 6 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 length.

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

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 27 March 2014 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 400 334 km

Moon is 400 334 km (248 756 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 503 km (251 347 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30 in ♈ Aries, 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 15 April 2014 at 13:22 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 07:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.957°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.946° in its southern standstill point on 19 April 2014 at 12:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42 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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