Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 April 2081 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | April 2081

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

Waning Crescent 37% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 1 April 2081 at 03:35.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2081 after 20 days on 23 April 2081 at 10:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 9 April 2081 at 08:15
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 16 April 2081 at 17:31
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 April 2081 at 10:20
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 30 April 2081 at 21:24

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 1004 / 1957

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1004 of Meeus index or 1957 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 1004 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 1005 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠202.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠231.2°. 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2081 at 16:38 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 April 2081 at 19:49 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 402 134 km

Moon is 402 134 km (249 874 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 494 km (251 962 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 24 March 2081 at 07:17 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 April 2081 at 05:10 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 31 March 2081 at 02:35 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.653°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.586° in the next northern standstill on 14 April 2081 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 9 April 2081 at 08:15 in ♈ Aries, 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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