Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 April 2019 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | April 2019

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

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 19 April 2019 at 11:12.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1850"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1909".

Pink Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2019 after 26 days on 18 May 2019 at 21:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2019 at 22:18
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 4 May 2019 at 22:45
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 12 May 2019 at 01:12
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 18 May 2019 at 21:11

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 238 / 1191

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 16 April 2019 at 22:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 April 2019 at 18:20 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 387 416 km

The Moon is 387 416 km (240 729 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 577 km (251 392 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 12 April 2019 at 18:08 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 April 2019 at 15:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 11 April 2019 at 23:59 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.016°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.125° at the point of next southern standstill on 24 April 2019 at 21:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 4 May 2019 at 22:45 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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