Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 April 2066 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | April 2066

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

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2066 after 27 days on 9 May 2066 at 18:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 9 May 2066 at 18:58

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 819 / 1772

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:32, this is 11 days after last apogee on 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 April 2066 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 162 km

This perigee Moon is 364 162 km (226 280 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 654 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 194 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 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 3 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

23 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 31 March 2066 at 23:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.009°. Next day 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 12 days

After 12 days on 24 April 2066 at 12:29 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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