Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 April 2042 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 60% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 5 April 2042 at 14:16.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1882"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2042 after 22 days on 5 May 2042 at 06:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 13 April 2042 at 11:09
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 20 April 2042 at 02:19
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 27 April 2042 at 02:19
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 5 May 2042 at 06:48

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 4 April 2042 at 05:51 in ♍ Virgo. 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 19 April 2042 at 04:27 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 380 794 km

Moon is 380 794 km (236 614 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 558 km (222 798 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 6 April 2042 at 12:20 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 April 2042 at 21:10 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in southern standstill

At 00:33 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.222°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.217° in its northern standstill point on 24 April 2042 at 14:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 20 April 2042 at 02:19 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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