Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 April 2041 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | April 2041

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 16 April 2041 at 12:00.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1867"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1867" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2041 after 27 days on 16 May 2041 at 00:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 May 2041 at 00:52

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 510 / 1463

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 10 April 2041 at 23:41 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 April 2041 at 16:51 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 383 910 km

Moon is 383 910 km (238 551 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 410 km (228 298 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 17 April 2041 at 22:27 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 April 2041 at 20:05 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 7 April 2041 at 10:33 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.319°. Next 3 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 11 days

After 11 days on 30 April 2041 at 11:46 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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