Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 April 2014 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2014 | April 2014

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

Waning Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller.

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3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1926"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.78% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May after 26 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.

Moon in Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Lunar orbit details for

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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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.

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 before perigee

9 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 4 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27.

Distance to Moon 372 241 km

Moon is 372 241 km (231 300 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 9 days, distance is 404 503 km (251 347 mi). Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 369 765 km (229 761 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36.

Draconic month

2 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 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 1 day to face South declination of ∠-18.946° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55.

Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 29 April 2014 at 06:14.

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