Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 April 2076 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | April 2076

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 26 April 2076 at 06:41.

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2076 after 20 days on 18 May 2076 at 17:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 25 May 2076 at 11:51

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

1 day after point of perigee on 26 April 2076 at 16:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 May 2076 at 07:16 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 365 763 km

Moon is 365 763 km (227 275 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 248 km (251 188 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 23 April 2076 at 11:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2076 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2076 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.184°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.265° in the next northern standstill on 7 May 2076 at 18:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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