Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 April 2020 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | April 2020

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

Waning Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 8 April 2020 at 02:35.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1876"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2020 after 23 days on 7 May 2020 at 10:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2020 at 22:56
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 23 April 2020 at 02:26
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 30 April 2020 at 20:38
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 7 May 2020 at 10:45

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 250 / 1203

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 250 of Meeus index or 1203 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 45 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 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠177.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠201.8°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 7 April 2020 at 18:08 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 April 2020 at 19:01 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 382 165 km

The Moon is 382 165 km (237 466 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 463 km (252 564 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 02:58 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 27 April 2020 at 17:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 21:03 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.805°. Over the next 15 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.935° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 28 April 2020 at 15:23.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 23 April 2020 at 02:26 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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