Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 April 2020 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | April 2020

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

Waning Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 8 April 2020 at 02:35.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1876"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2020 after 23 days on 7 May 2020 at 10:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2020 at 22:56
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 23 April 2020 at 02:26
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 30 April 2020 at 20:38
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 7 May 2020 at 10:45

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 250 / 1203

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 250 of Meeus index or 1203 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 250 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 251 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.8°. 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 perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 7 April 2020 at 18:08 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 April 2020 at 19:01 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 382 165 km

Moon is 382 165 km (237 466 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 463 km (252 564 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 02:58 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 27 April 2020 at 17:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 21:03 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.805°. Next 15 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.935° in its northern standstill point on 28 April 2020 at 15:23 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 23 April 2020 at 02:26 in ♉ Taurus, 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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