Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 April 2022 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | April 2022

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

Waxing Crescent 34% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 1 April 2022 at 06:24.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1916".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2022 after 9 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 9 April 2022 at 06:47
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2022 at 18:55
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 23 April 2022 at 11:56
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 30 April 2022 at 20:28

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 275 / 1228

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 275 of Meeus index or 1228 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 275 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 276 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠89.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠89.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠126°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:11, this is 14 days after last perigee on 23 March 2022 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2022 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 438 km

This apogee Moon is 404 438 km (251 306 mi) away from Earth. It is 970 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 271 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 4 April 2022 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 April 2022 at 14:01 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2022 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.787°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.880° in the next northern standstill on 8 April 2022 at 08:15 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55 in ♎ Libra, 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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