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Moon phase on 2 April 2024 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | April 2024

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 46% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 April 2024 at 03:15 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1918"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2024 after 21 days on 23 April 2024 at 23:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 8 April 2024 at 18:21
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 15 April 2024 at 19:13
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 23 April 2024 at 23:49
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 1 May 2024 at 11:27

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 299 / 1252

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 299 of Meeus index or 1252 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 299 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 300 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠1.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠1.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠17.2°. 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 perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 23 March 2024 at 15:44 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 April 2024 at 17:53 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 373 744 km

Moon is 373 744 km (232 234 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 850 km (222 979 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 26 March 2024 at 04:07 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 April 2024 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 1 April 2024 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.559°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.552° in the next northern standstill on 13 April 2024 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 8 April 2024 at 18:21 in ♈ Aries, 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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