Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 April 2021 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | April 2021

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

Waxing Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 20 April 2021 at 06:59.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1911"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1908".

Pink Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2021 after 3 days on 27 April 2021 at 03:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2021 at 19:13

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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

8 days after point of apogee on 14 April 2021 at 17:47 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 April 2021 at 15:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 375 133 km

The Moon is 375 133 km (233 097 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 379 km (222 065 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 16 April 2021 at 05:53 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 April 2021 at 09:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 18 April 2021 at 16:02 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.532°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.591° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 May 2021 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 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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