Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 April 2019 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | April 2019

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 ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 28 March 2019 at 04:10.

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 ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2019 after 15 days on 19 April 2019 at 11:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 237 / 1190

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 237 of Meeus index or 1190 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 237 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 238 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠200.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠200.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠228.7°. 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 1 April 2019 at 00:14 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 April 2019 at 22:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 403 209 km

Moon is 403 209 km (250 542 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 209 km (226 309 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 29 March 2019 at 13:08 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 12 April 2019 at 18:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2019 at 13:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.863°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.016° in the next northern standstill on 11 April 2019 at 23:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 5 April 2019 at 08:50 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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