Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 April 2078 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | April 2078

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

Waning Crescent 41% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 5 April 2078 at 14:45.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1870"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1870" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2078 after 20 days on 27 April 2078 at 04:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2078 at 09:45
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 19 April 2078 at 03:19
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2078 at 04:19
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 5 May 2078 at 02:29

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 967 / 1920

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 967 of Meeus index or 1920 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 967 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 7 minutes. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 968 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 30 March 2078 at 08:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 April 2078 at 14:39 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 383 297 km

Moon is 383 297 km (238 170 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 152 km (221 924 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 31 March 2078 at 23:35 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2078 at 03:56 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 4 April 2078 at 23:12 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.019°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.069° in the next northern standstill on 17 April 2078 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 12 April 2078 at 09:45 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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