Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 April 2071 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | April 2071

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 22 April 2071 at 12:52.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1851"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1906".

Flower Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2071 after 16 days on 14 May 2071 at 03:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 30 April 2071 at 02:30
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 6 May 2071 at 19:05
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 14 May 2071 at 03:24
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 22 May 2071 at 06:18

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

6 days after point of apogee on 21 April 2071 at 05:51 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 May 2071 at 02:56 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 387 298 km

Moon is 387 298 km (240 656 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 651 km (227 205 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 16:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 10 May 2071 at 11:27 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

14 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

7 days after previous South standstill on 19 April 2071 at 15:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.219°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.278° in the next northern standstill on 3 May 2071 at 11:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 30 April 2071 at 02:30 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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