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Moon phase on 15 April 2015 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | April 2015

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 12 April 2015 at 03:44.

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.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1912".

Flower Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2015 after 18 days on 4 May 2015 at 03:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 18 April 2015 at 18:57
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 25 April 2015 at 23:55
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 4 May 2015 at 03:42
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 11 May 2015 at 10:36

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 188 / 1141

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 188 of Meeus index or 1141 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 188 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 21 minutes. It is 5 minutes longer than next lunation 189 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠27.1°. 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 perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 1 April 2015 at 12:59 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 April 2015 at 03:53 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 363 386 km

Moon is 363 386 km (225 798 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 026 km (224 331 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 4 April 2015 at 03:17 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 April 2015 at 13:07 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 10 April 2015 at 07:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.250°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.280° in the next northern standstill on 22 April 2015 at 23:26 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 18 April 2015 at 18:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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