Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 April 2051 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | April 2051

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

Waxing Crescent 35% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 11 April 2051 at 01:59.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1874"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1912".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2051 after 9 days on 26 April 2051 at 02:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 17 April 2051 at 22:38
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 26 April 2051 at 02:19
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2051 at 19:30
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 10 May 2051 at 10:29

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 634 / 1587

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 634 of Meeus index or 1587 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 634 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 635 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠6.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠6.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠23.1°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 10 April 2051 at 16:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 April 2051 at 15:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 382 550 km

Moon is 382 550 km (237 706 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 100 km (252 339 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 11 April 2051 at 19:58 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 April 2051 at 19:39 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 15 April 2051 at 05:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.160°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.162° in the next southern standstill on 29 April 2051 at 20:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 26 April 2051 at 02:19 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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