Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 April 2022 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | April 2022

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

Waxing Crescent 25% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 1 April 2022 at 06:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2022 after 10 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 9 April 2022 at 06:47
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2022 at 18:55
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 23 April 2022 at 11:56
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 30 April 2022 at 20:28

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 275 / 1228

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 275 of Meeus index or 1228 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter 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 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠89.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠89.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠126°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2022 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 April 2022 at 19:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 859 km

The Moon is 404 859 km (251 568 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 438 km (251 306 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 4 April 2022 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 April 2022 at 14:01 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 25 March 2022 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.787°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠26.880° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 April 2022 at 08:15 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55 in ♎ Libra 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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