Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 April 2043 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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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 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 24 April 2043 at 07:23.

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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1906".

Pink Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 27 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 2 May 2043 at 08:59
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 9 May 2043 at 03:21
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 15 May 2043 at 21:05
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2043 at 23:37

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 25 April 2043 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2043 at 02:32 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 871 km

Moon is 404 871 km (251 575 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 136 km (221 914 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 22 April 2043 at 04:12 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2043 at 11:10 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

17 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 before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 14 April 2043 at 15:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.638°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.582° in the next southern standstill on 29 April 2043 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 9 May 2043 at 03:21 in ♉ Taurus, 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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