Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 April 2076 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | April 2076

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

Waxing Crescent 33% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 3 April 2076 at 17:47.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1788"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2076 after 9 days on 19 April 2076 at 06:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 11 April 2076 at 07:59
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 19 April 2076 at 06:29
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2076 at 06:41
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 3 May 2076 at 04:51

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 943 / 1896

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 943 of Meeus index or 1896 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 943 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 944 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠48.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠78.4°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 31 March 2076 at 14:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 April 2076 at 11:48 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 400 801 km

Moon is 400 801 km (249 046 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 352 km (251 253 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 08:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 23 April 2076 at 11:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 08:47 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2076 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.953°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.071° in the next northern standstill on 10 April 2076 at 09:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 19 April 2076 at 06:29 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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