Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 April 2043 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | April 2043

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

Waning Gibbous 62% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 25 March 2043 at 14:26.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1920".

Worm Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2043 after 22 days on 24 April 2043 at 07:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 2 April 2043 at 18:56
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 9 April 2043 at 19:06
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 16 April 2043 at 10:09
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 24 April 2043 at 07:23

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 534 / 1487

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 534 of Meeus index or 1487 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 534 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 535 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠327.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠327.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 29 March 2043 at 05:28 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2043 at 16:14 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 399 223 km

Moon is 399 223 km (248 066 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 473 km (222 745 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 25 March 2043 at 21:58 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 9 April 2043 at 01:17 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 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 21:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.660°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.638° in its northern standstill point on 14 April 2043 at 15:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 9 April 2043 at 19:06 in ♈ Aries, 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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