Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 April 2059 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | April 2059

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

Waxing Crescent 29% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 12 April 2059 at 09:28.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2059 after 10 days on 27 April 2059 at 19:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 19 April 2059 at 16:37
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2059 at 19:17
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 5 May 2059 at 01:29
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2059 at 19:15

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 733 / 1686

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 733 of Meeus index or 1686 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 733 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 47 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 734 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠30°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.2°. 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 before apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 10 April 2059 at 13:47 in ♓ Pisces. 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 22 April 2059 at 12:03 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 392 681 km

Moon is 392 681 km (244 001 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 078 km (251 704 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 14 April 2059 at 19:11 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 April 2059 at 07:01 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 23:41 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.607°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.654° in its southern standstill point on 2 May 2059 at 11:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 27 April 2059 at 19:17 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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