Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 April 2036 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | April 2036

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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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 18 April 2036 at 14:06.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1836"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1907".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2036 after 15 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 26 April 2036 at 09:33
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 3 May 2036 at 05:54
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 10 May 2036 at 08:09
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 18 May 2036 at 08:39

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

5 days after point of apogee on 18 April 2036 at 17:40 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 May 2036 at 08:26 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 390 397 km

Moon is 390 397 km (242 581 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 111 km (229 355 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 20 April 2036 at 16:14 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 May 2036 at 21:32 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 16 April 2036 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.540°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.658° in the next northern standstill on 30 April 2036 at 19:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 26 April 2036 at 09:33 in ♉ Taurus, 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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