Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 April 2077 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | April 2077

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 April 2077 at 17:20.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1908"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1907".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2077 after 13 days on 8 May 2077 at 02:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 May 2077 at 02:38

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 956 / 1909

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 956 of Meeus index or 1909 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 956 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 18 minutes. It is 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 957 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.2°. 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

3 days after point of perigee on 21 April 2077 at 00:47 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 May 2077 at 00:26 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 375 756 km

Moon is 375 756 km (233 484 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 160 km (251 755 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, 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

26 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 before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2077 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.720°. Next 3 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 13 days

After 13 days on 8 May 2077 at 02:23 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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