Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 April 2048 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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

Waning Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 30 March 2048 at 02:04.

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1918".

Worm Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2048 after 23 days on 28 April 2048 at 11:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 596 / 1549

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 596 of Meeus index or 1549 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 596 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 52 minutes. It is 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 597 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠100.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠100.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠135.6°. 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

3 days after point of perigee on 1 April 2048 at 10:10 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 April 2048 at 07:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 569 km

Moon is 364 569 km (226 533 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 534 km (251 987 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 14:57 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 18 April 2048 at 16:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 14:57 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 3 April 2048 at 18:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.977°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.861° in the next northern standstill on 17 April 2048 at 19:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 13 April 2048 at 05:20 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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