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Moon phase on 6 April 2016 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | April 2016

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 31 March 2016 at 15:17.

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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2016 after 15 days on 22 April 2016 at 05:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 7 April 2016 at 11:24
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 14 April 2016 at 03:59
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 22 April 2016 at 05:24
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 30 April 2016 at 03:29

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 200 / 1153

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 200 of Meeus index or 1153 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 200 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 201 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠339.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠339.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠355.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 25 March 2016 at 14:16 in ♎ Libra. 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 7 April 2016 at 17:36 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 364 644 km

Moon is 364 644 km (226 579 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 164 km (221 931 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 5 April 2016 at 17:27 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 April 2016 at 18:04 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 30 March 2016 at 22:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.239°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.288° in the next northern standstill on 12 April 2016 at 12:12 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 7 April 2016 at 11:24 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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