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Moon phase on 28 April 2088 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | April 2088

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 55% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 28 April 2088 at 01:29 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1926"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2088 after 7 days on 5 May 2088 at 16:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 27 May 2088 at 09:51

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 1092 / 2045

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 23 April 2088 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus. 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 8 May 2088 at 19:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 372 140 km

Moon is 372 140 km (231 237 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 804 km (252 155 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days 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 6 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

20 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2088 at 17:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.385°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.393° in the next southern standstill on 8 May 2088 at 14:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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