Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 April 2034 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | April 2034

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

Waxing Crescent 19% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 18 April 2034 at 19:26.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1944"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2034 after 11 days on 3 May 2034 at 12:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 25 April 2034 at 11:35
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 3 May 2034 at 12:16
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 11 May 2034 at 10:56
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 18 May 2034 at 03:12

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 424 / 1377

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 424 of Meeus index or 1377 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 424 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes. It is 34 minutes longer than next lunation 425 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠353.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9°. 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2034 at 04:07 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 May 2034 at 06:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 368 642 km

Moon is 368 642 km (229 064 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 350 km (252 494 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 17 April 2034 at 02:12 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 April 2034 at 02:20 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 20:25 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.212°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.290° in its southern standstill point on 7 May 2034 at 09:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 3 May 2034 at 12:16 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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