Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 April 2088 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | April 2088

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 April 2088 at 10:25.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2088 after 13 days on 5 May 2088 at 16:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 20 May 2088 at 18:49

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 1092 / 2045

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1092 of Meeus index or 2045 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 1092 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 1093 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠331.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.3°. 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 perigee

11 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 day, 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 365 679 km

Moon is 365 679 km (227 222 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 490 km (224 619 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 21 April 2088 at 17:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 May 2088 at 21:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

14 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 northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 11 April 2088 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.390°. Next 2 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 13 days

After 13 days on 5 May 2088 at 16:25 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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