Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 April 2091 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2091 | April 2091

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 18 April 2091 at 21:20.

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 ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2091 after 12 days on 3 May 2091 at 09:46.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 26 April 2091 at 18:20
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 3 May 2091 at 09:46
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 10 May 2091 at 08:36
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 18 May 2091 at 13:07

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 1129 / 2082

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 1129 of Meeus index or 2082 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 1129 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 1130 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠189.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠189.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠214.7°. 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 apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 17 April 2091 at 19:25 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 May 2091 at 14:03 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 402 541 km

Moon is 402 541 km (250 127 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 058 km (222 487 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 14 April 2091 at 19:58 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 April 2091 at 04:04 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 9 April 2091 at 13:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.596°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.701° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2091 at 07:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 3 May 2091 at 09:46 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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