Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 April 2020 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 36% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1892"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2020 after 7 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

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 251 / 1204

The Moon is 6 days 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 before perigee

8 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 6 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 378 921 km

Moon is 378 921 km (235 451 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 656 km (223 480 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 27 April 2020 at 17:54 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 May 2020 at 09:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 28 April 2020 at 15:23 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.935°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.998° in the next southern standstill on 11 May 2020 at 06:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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