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Moon phase on 9 April 2041 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | April 2041

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 60% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 8 April 2041 at 09:38 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2041 after 7 days on 16 April 2041 at 12:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2041 at 12:00
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 23 April 2041 at 17:24
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 30 April 2041 at 11:46
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 8 May 2041 at 03:54

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 510 / 1463

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 510 of Meeus index or 1463 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 510 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 17 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 511 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠32.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠32.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠56.2°. 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 before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 30 March 2041 at 02:37 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 April 2041 at 23:41 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 404 006 km

Moon is 404 006 km (251 038 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 998 km (251 654 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 3 April 2041 at 10:39 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 April 2041 at 22:27 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 7 April 2041 at 10:33 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.319°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.368° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2041 at 19:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 16 April 2041 at 12:00 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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