Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 April 2026 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | April 2026

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 24 April 2026 at 02:32.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1819"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 2 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 1 May 2026 at 17:23
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 9 May 2026 at 21:10
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 16 May 2026 at 20:01
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 23 May 2026 at 11:11

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 325 / 1278

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 325 of Meeus index or 1278 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 325 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 326 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠330.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347.5°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2026 at 06:57 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 May 2026 at 22:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 394 050 km

Moon is 394 050 km (244 851 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 843 km (252 179 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 26 April 2026 at 14:36 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 May 2026 at 04:36 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

15 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 21 April 2026 at 11:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.210°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.109° in the next southern standstill on 5 May 2026 at 11:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23 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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