Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 April 2026 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | April 2026

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1794"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 28 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 10 April 2026 at 04:52
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 17 April 2026 at 11:52
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 April 2026 at 02:32
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 1 May 2026 at 17:23

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 324 / 1277

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 324 of Meeus index or 1277 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 324 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 325 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠307.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠307.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.4°. 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 apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 22 March 2026 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 April 2026 at 08:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 538 km

Moon is 399 538 km (248 261 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 974 km (251 639 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 30 March 2026 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2026 at 23:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 25 March 2026 at 04:46 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.371°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.291° in the next southern standstill on 8 April 2026 at 05:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 17 April 2026 at 11:52 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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