Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 April 2055 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.

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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 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1907".

Flower Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2055 after 16 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

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 27 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 23 April 2055 at 01:56 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 May 2055 at 21:10 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 902 km

Moon is 404 902 km (251 594 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 012 km (225 565 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 20 April 2055 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 May 2055 at 12:19 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

17 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 after southern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 17 April 2055 at 06:08 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.056°. Next 7 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 2 days

After 2 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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