Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 April 2023 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | April 2023

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

Waxing Crescent 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 20 April 2023 at 04:12.

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 ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1907".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2023 after 10 days on 5 May 2023 at 17:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 27 April 2023 at 21:20
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 5 May 2023 at 17:34
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 12 May 2023 at 14:28
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 19 May 2023 at 15:53

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 288 / 1241

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 288 of Meeus index or 1241 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 288 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 289 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠59.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠59.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠92.6°. 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 16 April 2023 at 02:22 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 April 2023 at 06:43 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 401 562 km

Moon is 401 562 km (249 519 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 300 km (251 220 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 20 April 2023 at 11:32 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 May 2023 at 21:57 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 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 in northern standstill

At 05:53 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.957°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.937° in its southern standstill point on 9 May 2023 at 09:01 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 5 May 2023 at 17:34 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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