Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 April 2100 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2100 | April 2100

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

Waxing Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 17 April 2100 at 16:42.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1956"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1909".

Pink Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2100 after 2 days on 24 April 2100 at 09:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 24 April 2100 at 09:43
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 1 May 2100 at 05:01
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 9 May 2100 at 08:54
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 17 May 2100 at 02:42

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 1240 / 2193

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1240 of Meeus index or 2193 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 1240 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes longer than next lunation 1241 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠176.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠176.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠200.1°. 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 perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 10 April 2100 at 01:45 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 April 2100 at 02:13 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 366 488 km

Moon is 366 488 km (227 725 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 008 km (221 834 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 05:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 4 May 2100 at 01:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 15 April 2100 at 08:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.446°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.374° in the next southern standstill on 28 April 2100 at 00:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 24 April 2100 at 09:43 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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