Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 April 2077 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | April 2077

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% 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 16 April 2077 at 02:50.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1910".

Flower Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2077 after 19 days on 8 May 2077 at 02:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 22 April 2077 at 17:20
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 29 April 2077 at 23:28
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 8 May 2077 at 02:23
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 15 May 2077 at 09:26

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 955 / 1908

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 955 of Meeus index or 1908 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 955 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2077. It is 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 956 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠10.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28°. 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

13 days after point of apogee on 5 April 2077 at 09:27 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 April 2077 at 00:47 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 364 196 km

Moon is 364 196 km (226 301 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 175 km (224 424 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 12 April 2077 at 10:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 April 2077 at 03:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

20 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

3 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2077 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.720°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.782° in the next northern standstill on 27 April 2077 at 12:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 22 April 2077 at 17:20 in ♈ Aries, 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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