Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 April 2087 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | April 2087

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 17 April 2087 at 23:17.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2087 after 28 days on 17 May 2087 at 15:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2087 at 00:51
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 2 May 2087 at 17:51
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2087 at 13:09
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2087 at 15:55

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 1079 / 2032

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 18 April 2087 at 16:59 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 May 2087 at 13:16 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 149 km

Moon is 405 149 km (251 748 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 231 km (221 973 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 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 day, 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

26 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 before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 7 April 2087 at 18:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.888°. Next 2 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 13 days

After 13 days on 2 May 2087 at 17:51 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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