Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 April 2066 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | April 2066

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 2 April 2066 at 23:09.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1878"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1916".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2066 after 1 day on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 2 May 2066 at 16:57

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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 April 2066 at 22:32 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 381 728 km

Moon is 381 728 km (237 195 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 162 km (226 280 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 2 April 2066 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 April 2066 at 00:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 31 March 2066 at 23:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.009°. Next 5 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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