Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 April 2011 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | April 2011

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

Waning Crescent 20% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 25 April 2011 at 02:47.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1906".

Flower Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2011 after 18 days on 17 May 2011 at 11:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 3 May 2011 at 06:51
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 10 May 2011 at 20:33
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2011 at 11:09
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 24 May 2011 at 18:52

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 139 / 1092

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 139 of Meeus index or 1092 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠190.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠190.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠216.7°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 17 April 2011 at 05:59 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 April 2011 at 18:02 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 313 km

The Moon is 404 313 km (251 228 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 043 km (252 303 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 22 April 2011 at 01:05 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 May 2011 at 14:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 21 April 2011 at 13:40 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.498°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.421° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 May 2011 at 03:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 3 May 2011 at 06:51 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.

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