Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 April 2086 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | April 2086

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

Waxing Crescent 19% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 13 April 2086 at 16:53.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1882"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2086 after 11 days on 28 April 2086 at 22:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 20 April 2086 at 18:40
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 28 April 2086 at 22:35
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 6 May 2086 at 10:26
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 13 May 2086 at 01:41

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 1067 / 2020

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1067 of Meeus index or 2020 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 1067 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2086. It is 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 1068 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠18.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.1°. 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2086 at 15:10 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 April 2086 at 22:37 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 380 774 km

Moon is 380 774 km (236 602 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 704 km (252 093 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 03:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 1 May 2086 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 10:50 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.550°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.482° in its southern standstill point on 2 May 2086 at 01:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 28 April 2086 at 22:35 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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