Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 April 2014 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | April 2014

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

Waxing Crescent 24% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 30 March 2014 at 18:45.

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 ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1806"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2014 after 10 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 7 April 2014 at 08:31
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 15 April 2014 at 07:42
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 April 2014 at 07:52
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 29 April 2014 at 06:14

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 176 / 1129

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 176 of Meeus index or 1129 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 56 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 55 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠46.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠46.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76.9°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 27 March 2014 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 8 April 2014 at 14:52 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 396 857 km

The Moon is 396 857 km (246 596 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 503 km (251 347 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 23 March 2014 at 07:28 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.997°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠18.957° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42 in ♎ Libra 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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