Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 April 2068 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | April 2068

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

Waxing Crescent 31% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 2 April 2068 at 08:51.

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 ∠1846"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1916".

Pink Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2068 after 10 days on 17 April 2068 at 15:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 9 April 2068 at 11:33
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 17 April 2068 at 15:29
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 25 April 2068 at 02:30
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 1 May 2068 at 18:07

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 844 / 1797

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 844 of Meeus index or 1797 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 844 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 845 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠19.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.5°. 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 apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 1 April 2068 at 04:33 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 April 2068 at 09:52 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 388 275 km

Moon is 388 275 km (241 263 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 623 km (252 042 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 5 April 2068 at 19:21 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 April 2068 at 08:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 6 April 2068 at 22:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.553°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.479° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2068 at 14:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 17 April 2068 at 15:29 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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