Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 April 2055 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | April 2055

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

Waning Gibbous 63% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and getting smaller. The 21 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 11 April 2055 at 17:58.

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 ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1837"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1837" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2055 after 23 days on 11 May 2055 at 02:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 11 May 2055 at 02:31

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 10 April 2055 at 17:08 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 April 2055 at 01:56 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 390 141 km

Moon is 390 141 km (242 422 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 780 km (252 140 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 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 2 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

10 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 in southern standstill

At 06:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.056°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.193° in its northern standstill point on 1 May 2055 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 26 April 2055 at 23:17 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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