Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 April 2049 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1908".

Pink Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2049 after 23 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 20 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 22 April 2049 at 11:15 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 May 2049 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 365 km

Moon is 363 365 km (225 785 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 657 km (251 442 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 20 April 2049 at 23:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 May 2049 at 04:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

2 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 21 April 2049 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.138°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.094° in the next northern standstill on 4 May 2049 at 21:27 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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