Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 April 2055 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | April 2055

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 5 April 2055 at 02:43.

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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2055 after 1 day on 11 April 2055 at 17:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 4 May 2055 at 11:10

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 683 / 1636

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:08, this is 15 days after last apogee on 26 March 2055 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 April 2055 at 01:56 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 358 662 km

This perigee Moon is 358 662 km (222 862 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 846 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 694 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 7 April 2055 at 10:16 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 April 2055 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 4 April 2055 at 16:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.958°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.056° in the next southern standstill on 17 April 2055 at 06:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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