Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 April 2088 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | April 2088

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 29 March 2088 at 18:23.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1870"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1870" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2088 after 2 days on 6 April 2088 at 00:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 6 April 2088 at 00:59
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2088 at 04:26
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 21 April 2088 at 10:25
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 28 April 2088 at 01:29

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 1091 / 2044

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1091 of Meeus index or 2044 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 1091 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 1092 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠309.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠309.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.3°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 26 March 2088 at 07:42 in ♉ Taurus. 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 11 April 2088 at 05:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 383 302 km

Moon is 383 302 km (238 173 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 923 km (251 607 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 25 March 2088 at 08:46 in ♉ Taurus, 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 2088 at 14:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

23 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 28 March 2088 at 10:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.444°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.390° in the next southern standstill on 11 April 2088 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 6 April 2088 at 00:59 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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