Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 April 2020 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | April 2020

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 14 April 2020 at 22:56.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2020 after 15 days on 7 May 2020 at 10:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 14 May 2020 at 14:03

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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 20 April 2020 at 19:01 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 May 2020 at 03:03 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 427 km

The Moon is 405 427 km (251 921 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 656 km (223 480 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 13 April 2020 at 02:58 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 27 April 2020 at 17:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 13 April 2020 at 21:03 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.805°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.935° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 April 2020 at 15:23 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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