Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 April 2097 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | April 2097

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

Waxing Crescent 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 12 April 2097 at 09:26.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2097 after 8 days on 26 April 2097 at 12:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 19 April 2097 at 01:54
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 26 April 2097 at 12:09
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 4 May 2097 at 16:09
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2097 at 18:40

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 1203 / 2156

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1203 of Meeus index or 2156 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 1203 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 1204 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠319.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.2°. 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 14 April 2097 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 April 2097 at 19:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 646 km

Moon is 365 646 km (227 202 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 323 km (251 856 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 13 April 2097 at 17:20 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 April 2097 at 22:40 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 17 April 2097 at 11:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.513°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.535° in the next southern standstill on 1 May 2097 at 12:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 26 April 2097 at 12:09 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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