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Moon phase on 19 April 2078 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | April 2078

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 54% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 19 April 2078 at 03:19 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1862"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2078 after 7 days on 27 April 2078 at 04:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2078 at 04:19
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 5 May 2078 at 02:29
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2078 at 17:56
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 18 May 2078 at 16:15

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 968 / 1921

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 968 of Meeus index or 1921 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 968 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 12 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 969 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.8°. 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

6 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2078 at 14:39 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 April 2078 at 10:18 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 384 951 km

Moon is 384 951 km (239 197 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 301 km (252 464 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 14 April 2078 at 03:56 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 April 2078 at 04:45 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 17 April 2078 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.069°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.108° in the next southern standstill on 2 May 2078 at 05:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 27 April 2078 at 04:19 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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