Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 April 2076 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | April 2076

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

Waning Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 19 April 2076 at 06:29.

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1929"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1908".

Pink Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2076 after 26 days on 18 May 2076 at 17:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 18 May 2076 at 17:38

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 943 / 1896

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

10 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 4 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 371 592 km

Moon is 371 592 km (230 897 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 856 km (229 818 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 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 day, 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

13 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 before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 10 April 2076 at 09:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.071°. Next day 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 10 days

After 10 days on 3 May 2076 at 04:51 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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