Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 April 2018 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2018 | April 2018

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 8 April 2018 at 07:18.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1848"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1848" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2018 after 15 days on 30 April 2018 at 00:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 16 April 2018 at 01:57
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 22 April 2018 at 21:46
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 30 April 2018 at 00:58
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 8 May 2018 at 02:09

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 225 / 1178

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 225 of Meeus index or 1178 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 225 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 46 minutes. It is 2 hours and 55 minutes longer than next lunation 226 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 hours and 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠262.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠262.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.5°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 8 April 2018 at 05:32 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 April 2018 at 14:44 in ♊ Gemini.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 387 899 km

Moon is 387 899 km (241 029 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 713 km (229 108 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 10 April 2018 at 08:09 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 April 2018 at 12:19 in ♌ Leo.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 7 April 2018 at 14:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.320°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.445° in the next northern standstill on 21 April 2018 at 07:38 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 16 April 2018 at 01:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page