Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 April 2043 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | April 2043

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

Waning Crescent 33% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 2 April 2043 at 18:56.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1855"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2043 after 19 days on 24 April 2043 at 07:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 2 May 2043 at 08:59

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

6 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 6 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 386 476 km

Moon is 386 476 km (240 145 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 473 km (222 745 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 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 4 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

22 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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 1 April 2043 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.660°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.638° in the next northern standstill on 14 April 2043 at 15:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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