Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 April 2022 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1909".

Pink Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2022 after 24 days on 16 May 2022 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 23 April 2022 at 11:56
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 30 April 2022 at 20:28
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2022 at 00:21
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 16 May 2022 at 04:14

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 275 / 1228

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 19 April 2022 at 15:16 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 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 May 2022 at 12:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 328 km

The Moon is 363 328 km (225 762 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 287 km (251 834 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 18 April 2022 at 14:01 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 May 2022 at 19:53 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 17:41 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.937°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.967° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 5 May 2022 at 15:55.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 30 April 2022 at 20:28 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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