Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 April 2019 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | April 2019

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 5 April 2019 at 08:50.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1842"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2019 after 11 days on 19 April 2019 at 11:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 12 April 2019 at 19:06
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 19 April 2019 at 11:12
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2019 at 22:18
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 4 May 2019 at 22:45

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 238 / 1191

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 238 of Meeus index or 1191 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 39 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 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠228.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠228.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠263°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 1 April 2019 at 00:14 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 April 2019 at 22:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 389 154 km

The Moon is 389 154 km (241 809 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 209 km (226 309 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 29 March 2019 at 13:08 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 April 2019 at 18:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 28 March 2019 at 13:02 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.863°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.016° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 April 2019 at 23:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 19 April 2019 at 11:12 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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