Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 April 2021 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | April 2021

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

Waning Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% 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 27 April 2021 at 03:31.

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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1904".

Pink Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2021 after 25 days on 26 May 2021 at 11:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 May 2021 at 11:14

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 263 / 1216

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 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2021 at 15:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 May 2021 at 21:54 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 765 km

The Moon is 366 765 km (227 897 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 512 km (252 595 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 29 April 2021 at 09:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2021 at 10:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

14 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 southern standstill

11 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 day 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 11 days

In 11 days on 11 May 2021 at 19:00 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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