Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 April 2015 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | April 2015

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

Waxing Crescent 35% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 18 April 2015 at 18:57.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1819"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2015 after 9 days on 4 May 2015 at 03:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 25 April 2015 at 23:55
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 4 May 2015 at 03:42
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 11 May 2015 at 10:36
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 18 May 2015 at 04:13

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 189 / 1142

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 189 of Meeus index or 1142 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2015. It is 36 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 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠27.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠27.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠48.8°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 17 April 2015 at 03:53 in ♈ Aries. 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 29 April 2015 at 03:55 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 394 067 km

The Moon is 394 067 km (244 862 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 085 km (251 708 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after descending node on 17 April 2015 at 13:07 in ♈ Aries. 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 1 May 2015 at 09:50 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

20 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 after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 22 April 2015 at 23:26 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.280°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.343° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 May 2015 at 13:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 4 May 2015 at 03:42 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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