Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 April 2034 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | April 2034

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 27 March 2034 at 01:18.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2034 after 1 day on 3 April 2034 at 19:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 423 / 1376

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 423 of Meeus index or 1376 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 423 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than next lunation 424 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠337.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠337.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠353.9°. 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

11 days after point of perigee on 21 March 2034 at 18:12 in ♈ Aries. 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 6 April 2034 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 400 468 km

Moon is 400 468 km (248 839 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 054 km (252 310 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 21:12 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 17 April 2034 at 02:12 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 21:12 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 26 March 2034 at 12:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.139°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.168° in the next southern standstill on 10 April 2034 at 02:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 3 April 2034 at 19:19 in ♎ Libra, 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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