Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 April 2020 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | April 2020

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 April 2020 at 02:26.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1791"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1907".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2020 after 12 days on 7 May 2020 at 10:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 22 May 2020 at 17:39

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 251 / 1204

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 251 of Meeus index or 1204 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 251 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 13 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 252 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 34 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠201.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠201.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠229.8°. 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 apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 20 April 2020 at 19:01 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 May 2020 at 03:03 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 400 222 km

Moon is 400 222 km (248 686 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 656 km (223 480 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 3 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

23 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 before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 13 April 2020 at 21:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.805°. Next 4 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 12 days

After 12 days on 7 May 2020 at 10:45 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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