Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 April 2068 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | April 2068

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 7 days on 9 April 2068 at 11:33.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2068 after 1 day on 17 April 2068 at 15:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2068 at 04:47

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 844 / 1797

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 13 April 2068 at 09:52 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 April 2068 at 06:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 401 975 km

Moon is 401 975 km (249 776 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 942 km (226 143 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days 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 3 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

23 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 before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 6 April 2068 at 22:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.553°. Next 5 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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