Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 April 2055 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | April 2055

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

Waxing Crescent 24% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 28 March 2055 at 07:01.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1850"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2055 after 9 days on 11 April 2055 at 17:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 5 April 2055 at 02:43
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 11 April 2055 at 17:58
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 18 April 2055 at 18:35
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 26 April 2055 at 23:17

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 683 / 1636

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 683 of Meeus index or 1636 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 683 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 684 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠194.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠194.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠221.6°. 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 after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 26 March 2055 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2055 at 17:08 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 387 372 km

Moon is 387 372 km (240 702 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 662 km (222 862 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 24 March 2055 at 03:28 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 April 2055 at 10:16 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 20 March 2055 at 22:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.832°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.958° in the next northern standstill on 4 April 2055 at 16:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 11 April 2055 at 17:58 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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