Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 April 2014 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2014 | April 2014

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

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger.

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Moon phase and lunation

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.

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 7 April 2014 at 08:31.

Pink Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April after 2 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.

Moon in Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠19° of Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter ∠1797"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.27% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1914".

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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 10 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27.

Distance to Moon 398 784 km

Moon is 398 784 km (247 793 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 3 days, distance is 404 503 km (251 347 mi). Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 369 765 km (229 761 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22.

Draconic month

24 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 southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠18.957°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 7 days to face South declination of ∠-18.946° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55.

Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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