Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 April 2042 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | April 2042

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 20 April 2042 at 02:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2042 after 13 days on 5 May 2042 at 06:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 27 April 2042 at 02:19
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 5 May 2042 at 06:48
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 12 May 2042 at 19:18
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 19 May 2042 at 10:55

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 523 / 1476

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 523 of Meeus index or 1476 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 523 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 36 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2042. It is 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 524 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠15.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠15.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠33.6°. 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2042 at 04:27 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 May 2042 at 15:06 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 369 049 km

Moon is 369 049 km (229 316 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 696 km (252 088 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 19 April 2042 at 21:10 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 May 2042 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 12 April 2042 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.222°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.217° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2042 at 14:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 5 May 2042 at 06:48 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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