Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 April 2049 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | April 2049

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 18 April 2049 at 01:04.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1920"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2049 after 27 days on 17 May 2049 at 11:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 24 April 2049 at 21:11
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 2 May 2049 at 00:11
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 10 May 2049 at 01:57
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2049 at 11:13

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 609 / 1562

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 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 perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 10 April 2049 at 03:32 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 April 2049 at 11:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 373 396 km

Moon is 373 396 km (232 018 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 462 km (228 952 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 6 April 2049 at 22:31 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 April 2049 at 23:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 7 April 2049 at 13:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.212°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.138° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2049 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 2 May 2049 at 00:11 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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