Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 April 2042 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | April 2042

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 7 days on 28 March 2042 at 12:00.

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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2042 after 1 day on 5 April 2042 at 14:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 522 / 1475

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 522 of Meeus index or 1475 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 522 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 523 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠359.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠359.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.5°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:51, this is 13 days after last perigee on 21 March 2042 at 17:40 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2042 at 04:27 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 406 302 km

This apogee Moon is 406 302 km (252 464 mi) away from Earth. It is 894 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 407 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 23 March 2042 at 10:11 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 April 2042 at 12:20 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 28 March 2042 at 05:49 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.188°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.222° in the next southern standstill on 12 April 2042 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 5 April 2042 at 14:16 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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