Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 April 2089 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2089 | April 2089

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 24 April 2089 at 21:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1822"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1906".

Pink Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2089 after 27 days on 24 May 2089 at 10:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 May 2089 at 10:18

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before apogee

8 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 5 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 393 464 km

Moon is 393 464 km (244 487 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 330 km (251 239 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 23 April 2089 at 14:43 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 May 2089 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 15 April 2089 at 13:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.461°. Next 2 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 13 days

After 13 days on 10 May 2089 at 10:03 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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