Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 April 2042 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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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 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 27 April 2042 at 02:19.

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 in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 5 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 26 May 2042 at 18:18

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 523 / 1476

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

10 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 2 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 402 536 km

Moon is 402 536 km (250 124 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 696 km (252 088 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days 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 4 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

9 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2042 at 14:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.217°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.181° in the next southern standstill on 9 May 2042 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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