Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 April 2087 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | April 2087

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

Waxing Crescent 33% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 3 April 2087 at 09:26.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1931"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1916".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2087 after 9 days on 17 April 2087 at 23:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 10 April 2087 at 01:29
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 17 April 2087 at 23:17
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2087 at 00:51
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 2 May 2087 at 17:51

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 1079 / 2032

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1079 of Meeus index or 2032 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 1079 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1080 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.2°. 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 4 April 2087 at 02:28 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 April 2087 at 16:59 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 371 259 km

Moon is 371 259 km (230 690 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 266 km (252 442 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 6 April 2087 at 03:50 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 April 2087 at 05:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 7 April 2087 at 18:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.888°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.818° in the next southern standstill on 22 April 2087 at 05:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 17 April 2087 at 23:17 in ♎ Libra, 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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