Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 April 2014 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | April 2014

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.

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 ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1880"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1912".

Pink Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2014 after 28 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 April 2014 at 07:52
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 29 April 2014 at 06:14
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 7 May 2014 at 03:15
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 14 May 2014 at 19:16

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 176 / 1129

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 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 apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 381 207 km

The Moon is 381 207 km (236 871 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 765 km (229 761 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.957°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.946° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 29 April 2014 at 06:14 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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