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Moon phase on 16 April 2020 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | April 2020

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

Waning Crescent 35% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 14 April 2020 at 22:56.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1810"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1911".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2020 after 20 days on 7 May 2020 at 10:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 14 May 2020 at 14:03

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

8 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 4 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 395 949 km

Moon is 395 949 km (246 031 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 463 km (252 564 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 13 April 2020 at 02:58 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 April 2020 at 17:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 13 April 2020 at 21:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.805°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.935° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2020 at 15:23 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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