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Moon phase on 16 April 2066 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | April 2066

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 April 2066 at 02:23 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1911".

Flower Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2066 after 23 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2066 at 22:32 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 April 2066 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 365 464 km

Moon is 365 464 km (227 089 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 408 km (251 909 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 00:07 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 30 April 2066 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 00:07 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2066 at 10:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.901°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.799° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2066 at 05:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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