Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 April 2054 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | April 2054

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

Waxing Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 15 April 2054 at 08:23.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2054 after 3 days on 22 April 2054 at 04:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 22 April 2054 at 04:02
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 29 April 2054 at 20:46
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 7 May 2054 at 17:00
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 14 May 2054 at 13:57

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 671 / 1624

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 671 of Meeus index or 1624 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 671 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes longer than next lunation 672 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠254.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠254.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠288.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:58, this is 15 days after last apogee on 2 April 2054 at 10:08 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 April 2054 at 05:45 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 088 km

This perigee Moon is 368 088 km (228 719 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 580 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 268 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 05:03 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 2 May 2054 at 00:18 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 05:03 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 13 April 2054 at 23:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.839°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.930° in the next southern standstill on 27 April 2054 at 01:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 22 April 2054 at 04:02 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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