Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 April 2090 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2090 | April 2090

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

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 April 2090 at 09:22.

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 passing about ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1893"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2090 after 27 days on 13 May 2090 at 19:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 21 April 2090 at 15:50
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 29 April 2090 at 19:12
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 7 May 2090 at 00:38
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 13 May 2090 at 19:01

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 1116 / 2069

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1116 of Meeus index or 2069 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 1116 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 24 minutes. It is 3 hours and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 1117 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠214.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠214.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠246°. 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

3 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2090 at 12:39 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 April 2090 at 10:58 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 378 605 km

Moon is 378 605 km (235 254 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 000 km (251 655 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 12 April 2090 at 16:39 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 April 2090 at 12:13 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, 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 6 April 2090 at 10:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.167°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.213° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2090 at 02:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 29 April 2090 at 19:12 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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