Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 April 2076 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | April 2076

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

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 11 April 2076 at 07:59.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1800"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2076 after 2 days on 19 April 2076 at 06:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 11 May 2076 at 02:50

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

4 days after point of apogee on 12 April 2076 at 11:48 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 April 2076 at 16:30 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 398 233 km

Moon is 398 233 km (247 451 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 856 km (229 818 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 9 April 2076 at 08:47 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 April 2076 at 11:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 10 April 2076 at 09:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.071°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.184° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2076 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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