Waxing Gibbous on

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

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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. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

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

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 ♍ Virgo

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1797"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon after 2 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 7 May 2014 at 03:15

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 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 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 398 784 km

Moon is 398 784 km (247 793 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 765 km (229 761 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 3 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

24 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 before southern standstill

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

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in First Quarter geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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