Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 April 2088 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | April 2088

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 ♒ Aquarius.

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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 14 April 2088 at 04:26.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1812"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1912".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2088 after 20 days on 5 May 2088 at 16:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 21 April 2088 at 10:25
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 28 April 2088 at 01:29
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 5 May 2088 at 16:25
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 13 May 2088 at 20:09

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 1091 / 2044

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 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 11 April 2088 at 05:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 April 2088 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 395 602 km

Moon is 395 602 km (245 816 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 490 km (224 619 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 7 April 2088 at 14:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 April 2088 at 17:47 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 11 April 2088 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.390°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.385° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2088 at 17:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 21 April 2088 at 10:25 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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