Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 April 2045 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | April 2045

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 17 April 2045 at 07:27.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1927"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 10 days on 1 May 2045 at 05:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 April 2045 at 07:12
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 1 May 2045 at 05:52
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 9 May 2045 at 02:51
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 16 May 2045 at 18:26

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 560 / 1513

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 560 of Meeus index or 1513 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 560 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 561 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠274.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠274.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.3°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 10 April 2045 at 13:48 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 April 2045 at 22:26 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 371 914 km

Moon is 371 914 km (231 097 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 865 km (229 823 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 12 April 2045 at 18:23 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 April 2045 at 01:40 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 7 April 2045 at 06:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.012°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.903° in the next northern standstill on 21 April 2045 at 12:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 1 May 2045 at 05:52 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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