Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 April 2009 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | April 2009

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 25 April 2009 at 03:23.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2009 after 10 days on 9 May 2009 at 04:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 1 May 2009 at 20:44
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 9 May 2009 at 04:01
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 17 May 2009 at 07:26
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 May 2009 at 12:11

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 115 / 1068

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 115 of Meeus index or 1068 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 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 3 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠311.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠311.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠332.7°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 06:26. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 16 April 2009 at 09:15 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 14 May 2009 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 366 042 km

This perigee Moon is 366 042 km (227 448 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 534 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 314 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 18 April 2009 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 May 2009 at 07:50 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at northern standstill

At 08:50 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠26.567°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-26.486° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 11 May 2009 at 20:03.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 9 May 2009 at 04:01 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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