Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 April 2014 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2014 | April 2014

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller.

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Moon phase and lunation

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 22 April 2014 at 07:52.

Flower Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May after 18 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.

Moon enters Aries

Moon is passing first ∠1° of Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter ∠1929"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.18% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1906".

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

3 days after point of perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 9 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 6 May 2014 at 10:22.

Distance to Moon 371 581 km

Moon is 371 581 km (230 890 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 3 days, distance is 369 765 km (229 761 mi). Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 319 km (251 232 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36.

Draconic month

10 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 northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-18.946°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 6 days to face North declination of ∠18.961° in the next northern standstill on 2 May 2014 at 15:59.

Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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