Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 5 April 2026 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.
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 is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 26 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23.
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.
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 324 of Meeus index or 1277 from Brown series.
Length of current 324 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 325 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠307.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
14 days after point of perigee on 22 March 2026 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 April 2026 at 08:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 404 314 km (251 229 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 974 km (251 639 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 30 March 2026 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2026 at 23:43 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 25 March 2026 at 04:46 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.371°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.291° in the next southern standstill on 8 April 2026 at 05:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 17 April 2026 at 11:52 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.