Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 April 2026 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | April 2026

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 April 2026 at 04:52.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1899"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1912".

Flower Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 16 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 9 May 2026 at 21:10

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 324 / 1277

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 7 April 2026 at 08:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2026 at 06:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 377 478 km

Moon is 377 478 km (234 554 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 631 km (224 707 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 13 April 2026 at 23:43 in ♓ Pisces, 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 26 April 2026 at 14:36 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 8 April 2026 at 05:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.291°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.210° in the next northern standstill on 21 April 2026 at 11:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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