Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 April 2057 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | April 2057

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

Waxing Crescent 25% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% 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 4 April 2057 at 01:31.

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 ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2057 after 9 days on 19 April 2057 at 10:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 12 April 2057 at 04:59
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 19 April 2057 at 10:49
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2057 at 02:06
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 3 May 2057 at 16:32

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 708 / 1661

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 708 of Meeus index or 1661 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 708 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 1 minute. It is 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 709 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠117°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠117°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠148.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:48, this is 15 days after last perigee on 24 March 2057 at 08:23 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 April 2057 at 04:54 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 996 km

This apogee Moon is 404 996 km (251 653 mi) away from Earth. It is 412 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 713 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 27 March 2057 at 19:16 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 April 2057 at 19:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, 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 28 March 2057 at 01:43 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.258°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.399° in the next northern standstill on 11 April 2057 at 06:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 19 April 2057 at 10:49 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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