Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 25 April 2078 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | April 2078

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 19 April 2078 at 03:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1907".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2078 after 1 day 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

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 968 / 1921

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

12 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 day, 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 404 952 km

Moon is 404 952 km (251 626 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 301 km (252 464 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 2 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

11 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 17 April 2078 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.069°. Next 6 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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