Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 April 2043 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | April 2043

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day 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 9 April 2043 at 19:06.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2043 after 13 days on 24 April 2043 at 07:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 9 May 2043 at 03:21

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 535 / 1488

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 535 of Meeus index or 1488 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 535 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than next lunation 536 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0.5°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 16:14, this is 12 days after last apogee on 29 March 2043 at 05:28 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 April 2043 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 358 473 km

This perigee Moon is 358 473 km (222 745 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 035 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 883 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 9 April 2043 at 01:17 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 April 2043 at 04:12 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

8 days after previous South standstill on 1 April 2043 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.660°. Next 4 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 13 days

After 13 days on 24 April 2043 at 07:23 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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