Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 April 2079 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | April 2079

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

Waning Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 16 April 2079 at 05:02.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1909".

Pink Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2079 after 25 days on 15 May 2079 at 20:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 24 April 2079 at 09:15
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 1 May 2079 at 10:57
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 8 May 2079 at 01:37
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 15 May 2079 at 20:58

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 980 / 1933

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 980 of Meeus index or 1933 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 980 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 981 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠322.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠322.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.2°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:49, this is 15 days after last perigee on 4 April 2079 at 09:24 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 2 May 2079 at 13:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 433 km

This apogee Moon is 405 433 km (251 924 mi) away from Earth. It is 25 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 276 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 16 April 2079 at 14:26 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 April 2079 at 18:47 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

17 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

12 days after previous North standstill on 7 April 2079 at 18:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.041°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.062° in the next southern standstill on 22 April 2079 at 00:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 1 May 2079 at 10:57 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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