Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 April 2043 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2043 after 11 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

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 535 / 1488

The Moon is 3 days 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 10 April 2043 at 16:14 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 April 2043 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 363 970 km

Moon is 363 970 km (226 160 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 255 km (252 435 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days 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 9 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

3 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 before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 1 April 2043 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.660°. Next 2 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 11 days

After 11 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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