Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 April 2036 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | April 2036

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 4 April 2036 at 00:03.

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 passing about ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1916".

Pink Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2036 after 2 days on 10 April 2036 at 20:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2036 at 20:22
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 18 April 2036 at 14:06
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 26 April 2036 at 09:33
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 3 May 2036 at 05:54

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 448 / 1401

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 448 of Meeus index or 1401 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 448 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 449 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠258.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠258.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠292.8°. 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 6 April 2036 at 09:36 in ♌ Leo. 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 18 April 2036 at 17:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 370 088 km

Moon is 370 088 km (229 962 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 135 km (251 118 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 6 April 2036 at 19:59 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 April 2036 at 16:14 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 3 April 2036 at 13:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.439°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.540° in the next southern standstill on 16 April 2036 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 10 April 2036 at 20:22 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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