Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 April 2055 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | April 2055

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

Waning Crescent 34% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 18 April 2055 at 18:35.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2055 after 20 days on 11 May 2055 at 02:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 18 May 2055 at 11:30

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

9 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 2 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 401 555 km

Moon is 401 555 km (249 515 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 780 km (252 140 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 05:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 4 May 2055 at 12:19 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 17 April 2055 at 06:08 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.056°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.193° in the next northern standstill on 1 May 2055 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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