Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 April 2049 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | April 2049

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 2 April 2049 at 11:39.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2049 after 12 days on 18 April 2049 at 01:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 10 April 2049 at 07:27
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 18 April 2049 at 01:04
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 24 April 2049 at 21:11
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 2 May 2049 at 00:11

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 609 / 1562

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 609 of Meeus index or 1562 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 609 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 610 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠67°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠102.4°. 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 before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 28 March 2049 at 13:03 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 April 2049 at 03:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 395 446 km

Moon is 395 446 km (245 719 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 203 km (251 160 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 24 March 2049 at 20:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 April 2049 at 22:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2049 at 08:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.314°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.212° in the next northern standstill on 7 April 2049 at 13:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 18 April 2049 at 01:04 in ♎ Libra, 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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