Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 April 2071 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | April 2071

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 31 March 2071 at 15:03.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1911"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2071 after 12 days on 14 April 2071 at 13:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 7 April 2071 at 13:17
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 14 April 2071 at 13:56
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 April 2071 at 12:52
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 30 April 2071 at 02:30

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 881 / 1834

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 881 of Meeus index or 1834 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 881 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 882 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠284.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠284.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠313.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 24 March 2071 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 April 2071 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 375 067 km

Moon is 375 067 km (233 056 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 847 km (229 812 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 31 March 2071 at 08:03 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2071 at 06:06 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 23 March 2071 at 07:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.172°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.186° in the next northern standstill on 6 April 2071 at 04:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 14 April 2071 at 13:56 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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