Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 April 2068 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | April 2068

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

Waning Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 17 April 2068 at 15:29.

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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1854"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1909".

Pink Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2068 after 26 days on 17 May 2068 at 05:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2068 at 05:35

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

7 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 8 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 386 659 km

Moon is 386 659 km (240 259 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 942 km (226 143 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 08:25 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 3 May 2068 at 04:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 08:25 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 6 April 2068 at 22:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.553°. Next day 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 11 days

After 11 days on 1 May 2068 at 18:07 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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