Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 April 2089 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2089 | April 2089

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 17 April 2089 at 21:37.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1889"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1889" and ∠1908".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2089 after 1 day on 24 April 2089 at 21:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 24 April 2089 at 21:22
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 2 May 2089 at 19:31
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 10 May 2089 at 10:03
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 17 May 2089 at 03:01

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 1104 / 2057

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1104 of Meeus index or 2057 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 1104 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1105 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠280.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠280.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.1°. 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 17 April 2089 at 16:01 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 May 2089 at 17:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 379 410 km

Moon is 379 410 km (235 754 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 330 km (251 239 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 14:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 8 May 2089 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 14:43 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 15 April 2089 at 13:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.461°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.489° in the next southern standstill on 28 April 2089 at 19:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 24 April 2089 at 21:22 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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