Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 April 2063 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2063 | April 2063

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

Waxing Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 6 April 2063 at 09:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1916".

Pink Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2063 after 4 days on 13 April 2063 at 02:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 13 April 2063 at 02:34
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 20 April 2063 at 14:42
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 28 April 2063 at 14:52
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 5 May 2063 at 15:20

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 782 / 1735

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 782 of Meeus index or 1735 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 782 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 2 minutes. It is 3 hours and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 783 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠234.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠234.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠270.1°. 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 perigee

14 days after point of apogee on 25 March 2063 at 07:06 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2063 at 05:55 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 300 km

Moon is 363 300 km (225 744 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 244 km (226 952 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 27 March 2063 at 21:01 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 April 2063 at 07:03 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 4 April 2063 at 23:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.415°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.344° in the next southern standstill on 17 April 2063 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 13 April 2063 at 02:34 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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