Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 April 2066 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | April 2066

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

Waxing Crescent 36% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 25 March 2066 at 22:13.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1920".

Pink Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2066 after 8 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2066 at 23:09
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2066 at 10:03
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2066 at 02:23
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 24 April 2066 at 12:29

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 819 / 1772

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 819 of Meeus index or 1772 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 819 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 16 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 820 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠96.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠132.1°. 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 02:53, this is 15 days after last perigee on 16 March 2066 at 19:50 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 12 April 2066 at 22:32 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 532 km

This apogee Moon is 404 532 km (251 365 mi) away from Earth. It is 876 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 177 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 19 March 2066 at 23:41 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 2 April 2066 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 31 March 2066 at 23:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.009°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.901° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2066 at 10:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03 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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