Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 April 2078 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | April 2078

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 27 April 2078 at 04:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1905".

Pink Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2078 after 28 days on 26 May 2078 at 20:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 26 May 2078 at 20:23

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 26 April 2078 at 10:18 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 May 2078 at 01:13 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 403 812 km

Moon is 403 812 km (250 917 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 066 km (222 492 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 04:45 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 11 May 2078 at 14:45 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 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 before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 17 April 2078 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.069°. Next 3 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 13 days

After 13 days on 11 May 2078 at 17:56 in ♉ Taurus, 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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