Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 April 2009 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2009 | April 2009

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 9 April 2009 at 14:56.

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 ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1814"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2009 after 27 days on 9 May 2009 at 04:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2009 at 13:36
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 April 2009 at 03:23
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 1 May 2009 at 20:44
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 9 May 2009 at 04:01

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 114 / 1067

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 114 of Meeus index or 1067 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠311.7°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 2 April 2009 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 April 2009 at 09:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

Previous perigeeNext apogee

Distance to Moon 395 031 km

The Moon is 395 031 km (245 461 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 232 km (251 178 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 4 April 2009 at 07:22 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 April 2009 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 1 April 2009 at 02:50 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.780°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.665° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 April 2009 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 25 April 2009 at 03:23 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Back to: Top of page