Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 April 2097 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | April 2097

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

Waning Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 27 March 2097 at 21:28.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1919".

Worm Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2097 after 24 days on 26 April 2097 at 12:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2097 at 22:50
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2097 at 09:26
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 19 April 2097 at 01:54
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 26 April 2097 at 12:09

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 1202 / 2155

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1202 of Meeus index or 2155 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 1202 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1203 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠293.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠293.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.8°. 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

14 days after point of perigee on 18 March 2097 at 19:21 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2097 at 02:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 435 km

Moon is 405 435 km (251 926 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 485 km (251 335 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 30 March 2097 at 15:35 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2097 at 17:20 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 21 March 2097 at 05:57 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.386°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.474° in the next southern standstill on 4 April 2097 at 05:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 12 April 2097 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries, 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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