Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 April 2080 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2080 | April 2080

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

Waxing Crescent 24% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 20 April 2080 at 01:00.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1907".

Flower Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2080 after 9 days on 4 May 2080 at 00:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 26 April 2080 at 20:16
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 4 May 2080 at 00:10
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 12 May 2080 at 01:11
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 19 May 2080 at 10:56

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 993 / 1946

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 993 of Meeus index or 1946 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 993 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 57 minutes. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 994 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠298.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠298.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠323.1°. 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:33, this is 12 days after last apogee on 12 April 2080 at 02:12 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 May 2080 at 21:01 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 368 380 km

This perigee Moon is 368 380 km (228 901 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 872 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 976 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 18 April 2080 at 16:44 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 May 2080 at 13:38 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 09:24 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.551°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.498° in its southern standstill point on 7 May 2080 at 20:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 4 May 2080 at 00:10 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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