Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 April 2021 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | April 2021

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 12 April 2021 at 02:31.

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 ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2021 after 12 days on 27 April 2021 at 03:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 20 April 2021 at 06:59
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2021 at 03:31
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2021 at 19:50
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2021 at 19:00

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 263 / 1216

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 263 of Meeus index or 1216 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2021. It is 36 minutes longer 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠154.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠154.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠178.9°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 17:47. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 30 March 2021 at 06:12 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 27 April 2021 at 15:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 406 120 km

This apogee Moon is 406 120 km (252 351 mi) away from Earth. It is 712 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 589 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 2 April 2021 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 16 April 2021 at 05:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

25 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

10 days since the previous standstill on 4 April 2021 at 02:08 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.412°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.532° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 April 2021 at 16:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 27 April 2021 at 03:31 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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